Suspect in custody after SWAT situation at Holiday Inn

Keaton Harris, 36
Keaton Harris, 36(Lubbock Co. Detention Center)
Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 2:55 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 8:44 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person is in custody after a nearly four-hour SWAT situation at a Holiday Inn in southwest Lubbock.

Authorities responded to a disturbance at the hotel located in the 6100 block of Justice Avenue Monday afternoon.

Upon arrival, they located an individual, later identified as 36-year-old Keaton Harris, locked in a hotel room.

Harris reportedly refused to leave the room and threatened to harm other people. Around 12:45 p.m., Lubbock police called in the SWAT Team and Negotiator Team.

SWAT situation at Holiday Inn
SWAT situation at Holiday Inn(KCBD, Peyton Toups)

Nearly four hours later, Harris was taken into custody without incident, according to police. The standoff officially ended at 6:36 p.m.

He was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center and has been charged with criminal trespass and terroristic threat. Additional charges may follow.

No injuries have been reported.