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Suspect In Dallas Standoff Taken Into Custody

(credit: ironcactus.com)

(credit: ironcactus.com)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A standoff in downtown Dallas has ended with police arresting a suspected armed man about three hours after the incident began.

No injuries were reported in the standoff that ended around 6:45 a.m. Monday at The Iron Cactus Restaurant and Club in the 1500 block of Main Street. The suspect, 31-year-old James Huffer, had a gun and was threatening to kill himself. Tactical officers talked Huffer into surrendering.

Dallas Police Department Captain Jack Bragg told CBS 11 News, “Right now the scene is secure and the suspect is contained.”

Police had shut down an area near some restaurants and nightclubs during the incident.

Huffer is the same person who on December 12 was arrested on an assault charge over an alleged attack on his girlfriend, but escaped. Huffer was handcuffed, but managed to drive off in a Dallas police patrol car. The police vehicle was later abandoned in Arlington.

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