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Suspect arrested after carjacking, SWAT standoff in north Abilene

ABILENE, Texas - Abilene police arrested a suspect following a carjacking and standoff.

Police say a car was stolen at gunpoint Wednesday morning. The car was located around 1 p.m. at a home located near North 3rd and Victoria streets.

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The SWAT team was called to surround the home.

“Given the possibility of an armed suspect in this case the SWAT team responded and took over perimeter operations,” said Sgt. Lynn Beard, with the Abilene Police Department. “A couple of our crisis negotiators showed up and made contact with the person inside the residence and were able to talk them out.”

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Police are trying to determine if the person inside the house is the same person who stole that vehicle at gunpoint.


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