SWAT Situation Happening On Paramount & I-40

AMARILLO,TX - UPDATE (7:41 PM): Lakeview Drive is shut down and nearby businesses are on lockdown after a wanted felon locks himself in a nearby motel room. 

Officer Jeb Hilton said investigators located the suspect at the Super 8 motel and when they tried making contact the suspect locked himself in a room and refused to come out.

SWAT officers were called to the scene because the suspect is believed to be armed with a hand gun. 

Negotiators have made contact with the suspect and are working to get him out. 

Lakeview drive is blocked off and businesses are on locked down but have not been evacuated. 

The name of the suspect was not given at this time. 


UPDATE (7:04 PM):  APD SWAT is at a hotel in the area of IH-40 and Lakeview Drive. A wanted felon is inside of a motel room and refusing to come out. The suspect is believed to be armed with a handgun. lake view Drive is being blocked off at this time. Please avoid the area. 

(Information above from APD Nixle, below is our original story) 

Amarillo police confirmed there is a SWAT situation happening on Paramount near I-40. Officer Jeb Hilton would not specify on the type of incident. 

A KAMR/FOX 14 producer having dinner at Joe Daddy's nearby said she was told by officers no one could leave the building. 

That area has been shut down and traffic is being diverted. 

We have a photojournalist on scene and will provide updates as they become available.



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