Daylong Dallas Standoff Ends; Residence Empty

Schools on alert as a precaution only, police say

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    Dallas police say a day-long the standoff has ended around Ewing Avenue and 8th Street in Oak Cliff.

    A standoff between Dallas SWAT and what were believed to be several people ended Friday after officers learned no one was home.

    Dallas police said a woman reported an assault at about 9:45 a.m. Friday and said the people who assaulted her were still inside an apartment on the 300 block of Ewing Avenue in Oak Cliff and that they may be armed.

    SWAT Standoff Ends With No Suspects in Custody

    [DFW] SWAT Standoff Ends With No Suspects in Custody
    Dallas police are hunting for drug and assault suspects who caused a day-long swat standoff around Ewing Avenue and 8th Street in Oak Cliff.

    Police arrived at the scene and requested support from SWAT officers.  Dallas police said they have set up a perimeter and have attempted to call out the group believed to be inside the apartment but that they have weren't cooperating.

    Throughout the afternoon, police said they were working toward a peaceful resolution.

    At about 4 p.m., police said the apartment turned out to be empty.

    At this time, police have revealed no further information about the woman's condition, the assault or the whereabouts of those who may be involved.

    Nearby schools, James Bowie Elementary School and Hector Garcia Middle School, were both sheltering in place as a precaution during the standoff.  The Dallas Independent School District said sheltering in place is different from a lockdown in that during a lockdown all classroom doors are locked and there is no movement allowed in between classrooms.