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Man armed with rifle prompts evacuations in Northwest San Antonio neighborhood

UPDATE:  Man surrendered peacefully around 7 pm.

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – San Antonio police have surrounded a Northwest side home where a man with a rifle and two handguns has barricaded himself.

Officers went to the residence in the 7500 block of Brian Clarke Drive around 11 this morning when someone called to report a man with a rifle in the front yard creating a disturbance.

“Our helicopter unit was in the air and flew to the location and confirmed that the gentleman was out front holding a rifle,” said officer Cory Schuler. “At that point in time, he was throwing objects into the street.”

The man went inside and refused to come out. Schuler says no one else was inside the residence.  SAPD’s SWAT officers and a mental health unit also responded.

Nearby homes were  evacuated as officers try to talk the man into surrendering.  He’s inside the home alone in the neighborhood near O.P. Schnabel Park off of Bandera Road near Prue Road.

 


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