Man arrested after hours-long standoff at West Side home, SAPD says

The man held his young children inside the home during the standoff; no injuries reported

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (11:30 p.m. Friday):

The 19-year-old man involved in an hours-long standoff with authorities has surrendered, according to San Antonio police.

The man, who hasn’t been named, was taken into custody just after 11 p.m., Friday.

His young children were held inside the home during the standoff, but both are now safe and uninjured, police said.

It’s unknown what charges he will face. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.


Officers are working to end a standoff involving a 19-year-old man who held his young children in the home before releasing one of them, according to San Antonio police.

SAPD was called to the area near Westfield and Westoak roads on the West Side for an assault on Friday afternoon.

Family members told police the man had assaulted his mother and barricaded himself inside the home with his 9-month-old and 1-year-old children while armed with two knives.

Hostage negotiators and SWAT arrived to try to get him and the children to come out, but police say the man hasn’t communicated much with negotiators.

Around 7:30 p.m., the man released the 1-year-old child to police, but the 9-month-old remained in the home.

SAPD said they are working to end the standoff peacefully with no one injured.

Police are asking neighbors to be patient and avoid the area while they work to coax the man out of the home.

The information provided by SAPD is preliminary and subject to change, pending further investigation.

KSAT will update you as more details become available.

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