Brownsville police continue standoff with suspect barricaded in home


POSTED: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:05pm

Na'Tassia Finley reports from the location where law enforcement authorities have surrounded a home off of McAllen Road in Brownsville with police engaged in a stand-off with an armed man.

Just over an hour ago authorities used a mine resistant armored personnel vehicle, MRAP, into the neighborhood.

Things have escalated in the last hours with the suspect firing off three shots causing authorities to move media and bystanders further from the home and away from the potential line of fire.

Information from law enforcement is minimal, but what has been confirmed is that one individual has barricaded himself inside the home, that there are others with him or if anyone is injured.

While details are very limited and have not been released the situation could involve a lovers triangle.

The Brownsville ISD will  be releasing students at Benavides Elementary at 2 p.m. by relocating them by school bus to the Good Shepherd Community Church located at 300 Morrison Road for parents to pick up their child.

Brownsville police were called to a home located off of McAllen Road and Orchid Street this morning in regards to a possible active shooter who had barricaded himself inside a home.

On Wednesday morning, June 4th at around 10 a.m.  Brownsville police and SWAT were dispatched to a home off of McAllen Road where a armed man has barricaded himself.

Brownsville ISD's Drue Brown has confirmed that A.X. Benavides Elementary School was placed on lockdown after 10 a.m. and will remain on lock down until the situation has ended, all students and staff are reported to be safe and out of danger.

NewsCenter 23's Na'Tassia Finley is on the scene gathering information, watch NewsCenter 23 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the full story.


Photo courtesy of NewsCenter 23 viewer.

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