Haltom City Standoff Ends; No One Home

Home searched after reports of gunfire, standoff with police

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, May 19, 2014  |  Updated 1:48 PM CDT
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Haltom City home searched for explosives after reports of gunfire and standoff with police. After an 11 hour standoff, no one was found inside the home. Investigators have cleared the scene. Neighbors are allowed back in their homes.

Randy McIlwain

Haltom City home searched for explosives after reports of gunfire and standoff with police. After an 11 hour standoff, no one was found inside the home. Investigators have cleared the scene. Neighbors are allowed back in their homes.

Haltom City police and SWAT surrounded a home on the 4100 block of Field Street Tuesday afternoon, after police were alerted to reports of gunfire.

Several police and SWAT vehicles have blocked access to the street while officers in SWAT gear surrounded the home.

NBC 5 crews at the scene witnessed someone exiting the house at about 12:50 p.m, though who that person was remains unclear. That person was taken into custody and the house was still surrounded by police.

At 1:25 p.m., the bomb squad arrived at the home. About an hour later, police dispatched a robot to go into the home to see if anyone else was inside and to search for explosives.

At 4 p.m., NBC 5 reported nearby homes were evacuated, as a precaution, while the home was searched.

NBC 5 reported no one was found inside the home at about 6 p.m.  At that time, investigators cleared the scene and neighbors returned to their homes.

NBC 5's Randy McIlwain and Holley Ford contributed to this report.

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