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Lubbock home burglary results in arrest, road closure

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Early this morning the Lubbock Police Department received a call of a burglary at a home in the 1900 block of South Loop 289. Officers responded to the area, but the suspect was not located. 

Later, just before 4:30 am, LPD received another call to the same location that the suspect, who knows the victim, returned to the home and was trying to get inside. 

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect getting into a SUV. The officer approached the suspect, but he was able to get into the vehicle and locked the door.

With the possibility the suspect might drive off, the officer returned to his patrol vehicle to follow him. However, the suspect did not drive away. The officer again approached the suspect in the vehicle. At that point, the suspect had a knife and was threatening to harm himself. 

Additional patrol officers, SWAT officers and negotiators responded to the scene. For about two hours, officers attempted to talk with the suspect to get him to put down the knife and come out peacefully. 

The suspect began to get more agitated and aggressive. Officers then used less lethal force, and tazed the suspect to safely remove him from the vehicle.  

The suspect was taken into custody around 6:30a.m. He will be charged with burglary. 

A small portion of the S. Loop access road is shut down between Ave. U and Ave S. The street should be reopened shortly.

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