Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Frisco police apprehend suspect after late-night standoff
The suspect surrendered himself shortly after 10 p.m. near Preston and Rolater roads.
FRISCO Frisco police responded to what is believed to have been an armed suspect at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night. The suspect surrendered himself shortly after 10 p.m.
The standoff occurred near Kings Ridge Road, located by the intersection of Preston Road and Rolater Road. Local residents said they heard noises that sounded similar to gunshots, though they were unsure if shots were actually fired. About a dozen police cars responded to the scene, including the department's special operations unit in its armored vehicle.
"It was a shots-fired call in which there were no injuries," said Sgt. Brad Merritt, a spokesman for the Frisco Police Department. "We couldn't make contact with anyone in the house, but eventually the suspect surrendered himself."
Merritt added that the department is still investigating the incident and would likely release a statement Wednesday when more information is available.
A local resident who asked not to be identified described the event as "something like you'd see in a movie" with the amount of officers who responded to the scene. The resident said an armored special operations vehicle and crime scene investigation vehicle both arrived at the scene and the entire road was closed during the standoff.
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