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Standoff with LPD negotiators ends with 1 in custody

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 12:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 7:54 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person is now in custody after negotiators spent almost eight hours talking to a suicidal subject at the Centre Suites across from Texas Tech.

The call came in around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, sending police to 2400 Glenna Goodacre.

Allison Matherly with the Lubbock Police Department said officers tried to calm the person down when they arrived, then called for negotiators.

Matherly said they are frequently called to help suicidal subjects, and it’s common practice for SWAT to accompany negotiators at a scene..

“We do respond to suicidal subject calls routinely,” Mattherly said. “Negotiators are typically part of that response. Our goal is to help this individual, and that is why we do have a large response here. We want to make sure that that person gets help and that people who live near this individual are safe as well.”

Police are still on scene as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police say there was no threat to public safety, but buses and traffic were diverted due to police presence in the area.

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