Standoff ends after death of man in McDonald’s parking lot

Incident occurred outside McDonald’s on I-35 near O’Connor Road

A standoff between San Antonio police and a local man has ended after he took his own life inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Northeast Side McDonald’s restaurant early Monday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – A standoff between San Antonio police and a local man has ended after he took his own life inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Northeast Side McDonald’s restaurant early Monday morning.

Officers were called around 12:30 a.m. to the fast-food chain near Interstate 35 and O’Connor Road.

According to police, a relative of the man was able to track his phone and locate him after receiving word he might be suicidal.

Authorities said the relative tried to talk to him, but at some point he pulled out a gun and that’s when they called police.

Negotiators for several hours tried to resolve things peacefully, but shortly after 6 a.m. the man took his own life.

The name of the man killed was not released by police.


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