A 27-year-old man was in police custody Friday evening after he engaged the Fort Worth SWAT team for more than five hours in a standoff on the city’s northwest side.
Justin Hallmark was being evaluated at a Fort Worth hospital after SWAT officers used gas and a "non-lethal" device to take him into custody, said Sgt. Kelly Peel, police spokesman.
The SWAT team responded around noon to a report of a suicidal person at the home in the 8500 block of Lake Country Drive, near the south end of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Officers also were called to the home Thursday night on a similar complaint.
"The threat diminished," Peel said, "so SWAT was not utilized overnight."
On Friday, however, Hallmark appeared suicidal. His mother was in the house then, and "she was in danger at one point," Peel said. He added that Hallmark "was threatening assault" with a handgun.
She was not in the home when SWAT launched gas at abot 5:21 p.m.
It was a "pivotal" time to do that, Peel said, because Hallmark was seen on a balcony with no weapon.
"A less-than-lethal foam round was deployed into the leg of the suspect," Peel said.
He added that Hallmark faces a charge of aggravated assault.
-- Bill Miller