ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A police standoff involving a possible hostage prompted evacuations in Arlington early Friday morning. Police were called to the 2500 block of Windy Pine Lane, located near Arkansas Lane, at about 1:00 a.m. after reports of a woman being held inside of a home against her will. This led to a standoff that did not conclude until about seven hours later.
The woman’s boyfriend is believed to be the suspect, police said, and there was concern that he had access to weapons. According to authorities, the incident first started with three people inside of the home — two women and the man, all in their 20s. An assault allegedly took place between one of women and the male suspect.
The female witness left the home and called the Pantego Police Department, while the woman inside of the home was also able to dial 911 for help.
Police from Arlington arrived on the scene and tried to convince the man into letting the woman go free. “At that point, both agencies responded to the location,” said Sgt. Christopher Cook with the Arlington Police Department. “When we arrived on scene, we were able to determine there was still this young woman who had requested help that was being, what we believe, held inside the location and not being allowed to come outside to talk with officers.”
Authorities used a loudspeaker system to talk to the man and woman inside of the home, urging them to answer phone calls.
The standoff came to an end just before 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, when police officers entered the home and hit the suspect with a Taser. He was taken into custody and the woman exited the home safely. The victim is being questioned by authorities as part of a full investigation.
The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Cory Allen Black. He has been charged with unlawful restraint and the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
During the standoff, four surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution. Other nearby residents were told not to go outside, and residential streets in the area were blocked off by police cars. The Arlington Independent School District was also notified about the situation. Some school bus routes were altered to accomodate the situation.
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