HCSO SWAT standoff in Claire-Mel


A standoff with law enforcement in Claire-Mel Saturday afternoon came to a peaceful resolution with one man arrested. HCSO bomb units and SWAT responded to a home at the 2900 Block of Sample Loop in response  to calls about a man appearing to be drunk and threatening neighbors with a rifle. 

The man went back into the home and after an almost three hour standoff negotiators were able to bring to safety, 5 children and an adult female as well as the suspect. Deputies evacuated some residents in nearby homes during the standoff.  

The man with the gun, was identified as Antelmo Morales-Sanchez, he was arrested and charged two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Nobody was injured in the incident.


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