BCSO: Suspect in custody following standoff in far west Bexar County neighborhood

The man surrendered peacefully to deputies, Sheriff Salazar said

BEXAR COUNTY6:51 p.m. Update:

After an hours-long standoff in a far west Bexar County neighborhood, a man — once armed with an AR-15 rifle — is now in custody, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Javier Salazar announced the man was in custody just after 6 p.m. on Sunday and that the standoff had ended peacefully.

The man had surrendered himself to authorities and has since been taken to an area hospital for mental health treatment, according to Salazar.

Deputies are also conducting a second search of the man’s house, which is standard protocol to an incident involving SWAT, Salazar said.

The incident was “brought on by most likely PTSD symptoms and there may have been some family stressors ongoing that led to this,” Sheriff Salazar said.

The man was taken in for a mental health evaluation several months ago; however, since that time, Salazar said he obtained the AR-15 rifle. Deputies are still working to figure out where he got the weapon.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Sheriff Javier Salazar provides an update regarding the SWAT situation that ended peacefully in the 2800 Block of High Castle.

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, February 28, 2021

5 p.m. Update:

Negotiations are still underway between a man armed with an AR-15 rifle, Bexar County sheriff deputies and SWAT teams in a far West Bexar County neighborhood.

Sheriff Javier Salazar gave an update Sunday afternoon and said deputies were first called to the scene around 2 p.m. for a report of a disturbance with a gun.

⚠️UPDATE⚠️ THE SWAT SITUATION HAS ENDED PEACEFULLY, ONE ADULT MALE HAS BEEN PLACED IN CUSTODY. - - - - Sheriff Javier Salazar provides details for a SWAT situation that is occurring in the 2800 Block of High Castle located in far West Bexar County off of Hwy 211.

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, February 28, 2021

Once deputies arrived, Sheriff Salazar said the suspect, a 55-year-old man, had been involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife and was armed with the rifle while wearing body armor.

The man “struck a combat stance,” with deputies and deputies then took cover and “stayed out of the suspect’s way,” according to Sheriff Salazar.

The man then retreated back inside of his residence, and kept going back and forth into the front yard, officials said. Currently, the man is still inside of his home as negotiators continue communications with him.

Sheriff Salazar said no shots have been fired and no injuries have occurred. Salazar also said this isn’t the first time deputies have been dispatched to this address.

Further details are limited at this time. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents in a far West Bexar County neighborhood to stay inside their homes, as a man armed with a rifle is walking around and “threatening law enforcement.”

The sheriff’s office posted about the incident on social media on Sunday afternoon. The man is reportedly walking around in the 2800 block of High Castle, off of Highway 121.

⚠️UPDATE⚠️ THE SWAT SITUATION HAS ENDED PEACEFULLY, ONE ADULT MALE HAS BEEN PLACED IN CUSTODY. - - - - The Bexar...

Posted by Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, February 28, 2021

Residents in the area are urged to stay inside of their homes as deputies continue to work the scene and detain the man.

Further details are limited at this time. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.


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