Lubbock Man is Arrested for Burglary After Two-Hour Incident
Friday morning a man was arrested for burglary of a residence in the 1900 block of South Loop 289. The incident first began at 4:17 a.m. as a civil disturbance.
Officers who responded to the area were unable to locate the suspect but soon received another call from the same victim that the suspect had returned at around 4:30 a.m. KAMC News reports that the suspect was trying to get back inside the residence when police arrived and tried to arrest them.
That’s when the suspect attempted to flee and locked themselves in a nearby SUV. Officers at the scene returned to their patrol vehicles, believing the suspect might try to drive away, but the suspect threatened to harm themselves with a knife.
Negotiators and a SWAT team were called to the scene to assist. The situation persisted for about two hours before the suspect reportedly became more agitated and unreasonable. Officers were finally able to tase the suspect and took them into custody at around 6:30 a.m.
Reports say the suspect and the victim knew each other. It’s unclear what led to the disturbance and the burglary. Lubbock police are still investigating.