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UPDATE: Police standoff ends in north San Antonio neighborhood

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.:

San Antonio police say the standoff has concluded and the suspect surrendered to police.

Police say they were called to the home on Laurelwood at around 5 p.m. Thursday.

It is not clear what was going on, but police say the kids inside the house felt uncomfortable.

Police identified the man as 35-year-old Enrique Gutierrez and had a felony warrant for sexual assault.

ORIGINAL:

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A police standoff that started Thursday afternoon continues in a North Side neighborhood near Blanco Road and Basse.

It started with a family disturbance call at a home on Laurelwood Drive around 5 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, a man believed to be armed was holed up in a shed.

“He was in the back shed. There was a mention of a gun. Officers believe they heard a slide rack, so they backed off, said San Antonio police chief William McManus.

Police say the man threatened to harm himself and officers. A woman and two children were safely removed from the home. SWAT officers and negotiators worked through the night and all morning to try to coax the man into surrendering.

“Our goal here is to bring him out safely so nobody gets hurt,” said McManus.

Officers are asking people to stay out of the area near the 100 block of Laurelwood Drive.


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