Suicidal man calls 911 and then shoots three Texas cops before barricading himself in his home during 11-hour shoot-out
- Three Texas police officers have been shot while responding to 911 suicide call
- Police attempted to make contact with man but he open fired and shot officers
- The incident turned into a stand-off as man barricaded himself into his home
- Three officers were injured and two went to hospital but all are now ‘doing well’
- A man was taken into custody after barricading himself into home for 10 hours
- For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details
Three police officers were shot and injured while responding to a 911 suicide call in Texas, which led to an armed stand-off lasting almost 11 hours, police confirmed.
The officers were shot while responding to a 911 call about a suicidal person in a Flower Mound neighborhood about 25 miles (40km) northwest of Dallas at 7.04pm on Wednesday.
Police attempted to make contact with the man, who was alone in his home in the 2900 block of Termaine Drive, but he open fired at around 8pm and shot three Flower Mound officers.
The officers returned fire, and the incident quickly escalated into an armed stand-off which continued for almost 11 hours before the suspect was taken into custody.
Three officers were shot while attending Termaine Drive (pictured: Police near scene) in Flower Mound, Texas, to respond to a 911 call about a suicidal person on Wednesday
A SWAT team and crisis intervention team were on the scene in a bid to negotiate with the man, who had barricaded himself into his home, Cross Timbers Gazette reported.
Two officers were rushed to local hospitals in stable condition, and have since been discharged, while a third officer was injured but cleared by medics on the scene, police confirmed.
One officer was hit in his bulletproof vest, while a second was hit in a metal shield he was carrying, and the third was grazed by a bullet, according to NBC5.
The suspect was taken into custody on Thursday morning after barricading himself into his home for almost 11 hours, police confirmed.
A statement read: ‘The subject is in custody. As officers continue their investigation, a police presence will remain in the area for some time this morning. We’ll provide additional information as soon as possible.’
The department had previously thanked people for the ‘outpouring of support and kind thoughts’ and confirmed that all three officers are ‘doing well’.
Police attempted to make contact with the man, who was alone in his home in the 2900 block of Termaine Drive, but he open fired at around 8pm and shot three Flower Mound officers
After gunfire was exchanged, the incident reportedly escalated into an armed stand-off which was still underway on Thursday morning (Pictured: Police near scene on Wednesday)
The statement, posted on their website at 1.25am, continued: ‘Thank you for the outpouring of support, kind thoughts, and prayers.
‘The two officers who were transported to the hospital have been released, and all three are doing well. The 2900 block of Termaine Drive is still an active scene.
‘Please continue to avoid the area. We are still working toward a peaceful resolution to this incident.’
A previous Twitter statement from Flower Mound Police read: ‘Flower Mound Police are currently on scene of an active incident in the 2900 block of Termaine Drive. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Please avoid the area.’
The suspect was forced to hand his guns over to police due to a previous incident, but the weapons were returned to him last month, according to WFAA.
For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.