Standoff Ends Peacefully in Arlington

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Sep 9, 2011  |  Updated 12:57 PM CDT
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Standoff Ends Peacefully in Arlington

Julie Tam

Police remain at the scene of a standoff in Arlington Friday morning.

An early-morning standoff in Arlington ended peacefully just after 9 a.m. after a man wanted on a capital murder warrant surrendered to police.

According to officials, Arlington officers, along with U.S. Marshals and law enforcement from Arkansas, attempted to serve the Arkansas warrant to Kendrick Hampton at about 4:30 a.m. Friday. 

Hampton was believed to be inside a residence at the Park Springs Lofts townhomes on the 2100 block of Park Springs Boulevard. 

Officers arrived at the residence and made contact with two people inside, Kendrick and his aunt.  Both refused to come out, prompting a tactical team to be dispatched to the scene.

Preparing for the worst, officers evacuated adjacent residences in the community between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane and waited for several hours while attempting to get the man to surrender.

During that time, Kendrick's aunt maintained communication with officers. After nearly four hours, Kendrick and his aunt walked out and he and was taken into custody without further incident. 

According to the leasing agent with the complex, Kendrick was not a resident of the community. 

Kendrick is currently being held at the Arlington City Jail.

NBC 5's Julie Tam contributed to this report.

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