Suspect taken into custody after SWAT standoff - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Suspect taken into custody after SWAT standoff

Billy French, 63 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Billy French, 63 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: LPD Twitter Source: LPD Twitter
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock Police have released the name of the man arrested after a nearly five-hour standoff in Northwest Lubbock Friday night.

Billy French, 63, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

Lubbock Police were able to tweet at around 10:45 p.m. Friday they were able to apprehend the man who caused the standoff near the 400th block of Juneau Avenue. 

Police have been at the scene after it was called in around 5:45 p.m. Friday as a domestic abuse case, according to LPD. The officer to first arrive on scene saw the man in the alley, near the home with a firearm.

The man with the gun went back into the house and everyone who was also inside was able to escape. 

A bit after 7 p.m. SWAT officers were called in, after that the team evacuated the houses that were around where the subject lives. The man did decide to walk out of his garage at around 10:24 p.m. and surrender peacefully.

Areas around the house are still blocked off, but officials are trying to clear the way and let people back in their homes.

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