Man surrenders after being barricaded inside ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with machete, police say

The man was taken into custody and no injuries were reported

Man surrenders after being barricaded inside ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with machete, police say
Man surrenders after being barricaded inside ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with machete, police say

SAN ANTONIOUpdate:

A man is now in San Antonio police custody after barricading himself inside of his ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with a machete.

As of around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, police said the man, whose identity has not yet been released, was arrested and negotiations have come to an end. It’s currently unclear what charges he will be facing.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

Negotiations are underway after a man barricaded himself inside of his ex-girlfriend’s home while armed with a machete, according to San Antonio police.

The incident first began around 9:23 a.m., Sunday, after officers received a call for a possible burglary in progress at a home in the 3700 block of W. Poplar Street.

San Antonio police hold briefing on W. Poplar Street standoff
San Antonio police hold briefing on W. Poplar Street standoff

Once police arrived at the scene, a woman told officers her ex-boyfriend broke into her home to make contact with her current boyfriend while armed with a machete.

He gained entry to the home through a back door, according to officials.

The girlfriend and her current boyfriend were able to escape the residence safely, police said. No injuries have been reported.

As of around 2:45 p.m., the suspect is still barricaded inside of the residence as police and crisis negotiators continue negotiations with him to surrender and put down the machete.

“[We] hope to resolve this in a peaceful manner. It still is ongoing,” San Antonio police said in a statement.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.