Man Pulls Gun at Fort Worth Health Clinic

Stun guns used to disable armed man

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Dec 19, 2011  |  Updated 5:54 PM CDT
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Fort Worth police have taken one person into custody after a man pulled a gun inside a health clinic.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5

Fort Worth police have taken one person into custody after a man pulled a gun inside a health clinic.

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Fort Worth police have taken one person into custody after a man pulled a gun inside a health clinic.

The man, who was a regular patient at the Texas Health Center on the 6800-block of Manhattan Boulevard, arrived Monday using a walker.

At some point the man, who is believed to be in his 50s, became agitated and made a reference to shooting someone. The man then pulled out his gun.

Fort Worth police arrived at the clinic and began talking with the man, who refused to drop his weapon.  Officers then used their stun guns to disable the man before taking him in to custody.

There were no reports of any shots fired and no one was injured.

NBC 5's Ray Villeda said some of the employees were able to safely leave the building before the incident ended. NBC 5 spoke with one employee, Carlita Evans, who was locked inside the building. She said that they believe the person may be outside of the building in a car and may have a hostage, though that was never confirmed.

The service road to northbound east Loop 820 was closed while the incident was being investigated.

NBC 5 Ray Villeda contributed to this report.

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