A Man Shot Himself at a DART Station This Morning after a Standoff With Police
An early-morning police standoff that brought out the SWAT team and shut down DART's Westmoreland Station is now officially over:
Details are still sketchy, but NBC 5 Tweeted this much at 4:44 a.m.:
#BREAKING Police chase in Red Oak led to standoff in Oak Cliff near DART station. Traffic blocked at Westmoreland & W. Illinois.— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) January 2, 2013
That was followed in short order by an announcement from DART:
Westmoreland Station is closed due to a Dallas Police situation. Customers should go instead to Hampton Station at Hampton Road & Wright St.— dartmedia (@dartmedia) January 2, 2013
Which was followed in short order by another announcement from DART:
Westmoreland Station has reopened. We apologize for the inconvenience.— dartmedia (@dartmedia) January 2, 2013
No word yet on the suspect's identity or what prompted the chase. We do know, however what type of car he was driving:
Tow truck taking suspect car in chase/standoff twitter.com/LatoyaSilmon/s...— Latoya Silmon (@LatoyaSilmon) January 2, 2013
Update at 8:01 a.m.: Fox 4 reports that the chase started in Glenn Heights, just south of DeSoto, when the man refused to pull over for a traffic stop, trying to run over the officers instead. When he finally came to a stop at Illinois and Pierce Street, he exited the car with two guns pointed at his head, then took off running toward the DART station. He tried and failed to jump a high fence, at which point police say he apparently shot himself.
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