SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A man accused of stabbing his wife during an argument and firing a shot has been arrested after holding officers at bay for nearly 6 hours at the Castle Hills Townhomes on Larkspur.
Police say 50-year-old David Marbury refused to let his wife leave, but she managed to escape and called for help around 1:30 Friday morning. She was not seriously injured.
The complex near Larkspur Elementary School was closed off and no one was allowed to enter the complex during the ordeal, leaving some residents fuming.
“It shouldn’t take this long to get a man out of a damn apartment,” a woman yelled at a police officer. Her townhome was just inside the gate, but she and her husband returned from a party around 1:30 to find police swarming the complex and they were kept outside.
“I can’t get in there to take a shower. I’m going to be late for work,” she told KTSA News.
A man standing on the sidewalk just outside the gate says he got off work at 4 and wasn’t allowed to go in. His wife and kids were inside, so she would have to take them to school. He was concerned that if she drove out of the complex to drop off the kids, officers wouldn’t let her back in, and both would be stranded outside the complex.
A woman who wanted to walk her dog was told by a police officer that she wouldn’t be allowed back in.
A woman parked outside the complex was on the phone talking to her mother who lives at the the Castle Hills Townhomes. She was concerned about her mother’s safety.
The standoff ended just before 7:30 a.m. when Marbury surrendered to SWAT officers . He’s charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.