AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A 20-year-old man is in custody after an hours-long SWAT standoff in south Amarillo.
It happened just before 2:30 at an apartment on the 5600 block of Bell Street.
Amarillo Police said they were told a wanted person was inside one of the apartments.
At 4 p.m., the Critical Incident Response Team was called to the scene. Negotiators tried to get the man to come out but he didn’t respond.
APD said they introduced a chemical irritant into the apartment around 7:19 p.m.
Police identified the man as Avery Martinez, 20.
He was arrested on a warrant for violation of protective order two or more times in a 12 month period, and one on view charge of violation of a protective order two or more times in a 12 month period.
He was booked into the Randall County jail.