Killeen Police Resolve Standoff on Rancier Avenue Peacefully

Killeen Police resolve situation involving suicidal male at apartment complex.

Officers responded to the Summerlyn Apartments located at 4101 E. Rancier, at 10:49am on Monday, April 21, 2014. Officers were told there was a white male armed with a machete, who was possibly making threats towards someone and threatening suicide. Upon the officers arrival they located the male at building 19 on his balcony; when the officers attempted to speak with him he retreated inside his apartment and closed the blinds. After attempting to speak with the male several times and getting no response, the Tactical Response Unit was deployed at 11:11am and arrived at the complex. The TRU members began attempting to speak with the male; at 12:08pm, he came outside his residence on his own and was detained without incident. Once inside the residence, officers located a machete that belonged to the male.

Through the investigation it was determined the male only made threats to harm himself and did not threaten to harm anyone else; there are no charges filed at this time. The 29 year old male was transported to Scott & White Memorial Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Since there are no criminal charges against the male, his name has been withheld.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department


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