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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Officers Work Late Night Stand Off

NEWS FROM PD

At approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, the Little Elm Police Department received a request from officers from Flower Mound Police Department to make contact with a Little Elm resident involved a disturbance earlier in the evening in Town of Flower Mound. 

LEPD officers attempted to make contact with the subject at his home located at 1700 W. Eldorado Parkway. The subject would not answer the door or his phone. He then stepped out of his house, pointing a shotgun at officers and then ran back inside the home. 

Both LEPD’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Teams were called to the scene as officers continued to try to make contact with the subject. 

The subject released two dogs that officers were able to safely capture and turn over to Animal Services, while he simultaneously set his house on fire. 

Little Elm officers then breached the front door and attempted to find the subject inside the home via robot. 

After being unable to find the subject inside the house, officers were able to use tactical means to open the garage door safely using a SWAT rescue vehicle and located the subject inside the garage. 

The subject was taken into custody on a warrant issued by Judge James DiPiazza for aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon.

Additional charges are being sought for arson and brandishing a firearm. 


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