SWAT Surrounds Grand Prairie Apartment Building | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

SWAT Surrounds Grand Prairie Apartment Building

Three apartment buildings evacuated as a precaution



    (Published Monday, Jan. 20, 2014)

    After more than six hours, an overnight standoff in Grand Prairie ends peacefully early Monday morning.

    Following up on a call about a disturbance, Grand Prairie police officers arrived at the Sugar Creek Apartments on the 900 block of Duncan Perry Road at about midnight due.

    Upon arrival, police said they located and arrested a woman who appeared to be intoxicated and involved in the disturbance with her roommate.

    After police informed the woman's deaf roommate of her arrest, he called 911 via Relay Texas and communicated that if she wasn't released he was armed and prepared to kill himself, police said.

    Police attempted to communicate with the man for several hours, using the Relay Texas system, before SWAT officers were able to take him into protective custody.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he will undergo a 72-hour evaluation.

    No injuries were reported in connection with the standoff.

    NBC 5 learned police evacuated at least three apartment buildings as a precaution during the standoff.  With the situation resolved, residents have returned to their homes.

    NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.