Man detained after 6-hour standoff with SAPD on South Side

Man eventually left the home without incident

A man was taken into custody overnight after a six-hour standoff with San Antonio police and SWAT officers at a South Side home.

SAN ANTONIO – A man was taken into custody overnight after a six-hour standoff with San Antonio police and SWAT officers at a South Side home.

San Antonio police said the man, 26, barricaded himself inside a home near West Southcross and Shelby Drive, near Leal Middle School, from 6 p.m. on Sunday until Midnight Monday.

The incident started when officers responded to a call for a family disturbance. Police said the suspect had threatened a 51-year-old man with a gun and then went inside the home, initiating the hours-long standoff.

Police said the man was visibly irate and negotiators were called. He eventually left the home without incident.

At this time it is unclear if the man, who hasn’t been identified, will face charges.

Neighbors told KSAT that they were told to leave their homes right when the incident started, at 6 p.m. Sunday.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

San Antonio police said a man barricaded himself at a home near West Southcross and Shelby Drive, near Leal Middle School, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (KSAT)

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