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Gunshot Causes Gas Leak in Farmers Branch: Police

Police searched for the shooter and the situation turned into a standoff that lasted about 3 1/2 hours.

Residents in Farmers Branch were able to return to their homes Wednesday morning after officials cleared a gas leak that was caused by a gunman, police say.

Police responded about 9:30 p.m. to the 2700 block of Cookscreek Place after reports of shots fired. They found a severe gas leak caused by a meter that had been shot and evacuated residents, police said.

Police searched for the shooter and the situation turned into a standoff that lasted about 3 1/2 hours.

The man was arrested and was being questioned, said Cpl. Kris Garrett, Farmers Branch Public Information Officer.

Residents were able to return to their homes and Atmos was working on the gas leak.

No injuries or additional shots fired were reported.

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