UPDATE: One in custody after APD SWAT called to apartment complex

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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.

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