WAXAHACHIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A standoff at Baylor Scott and White hospital in Waxahachie Saturday evening ended with the suspect in custody said police.
According to police, a 33-year-old man went into the emergency room holding a gun to his child.
The suspect also said that he had another child in his vehicle in the hospital’s parking lot.
Both child are safe and there were no other injuries according to officials.
Officials said after a hostage negotiator was called, the standoff ended with his arrest.
Police identified the suspect as Lorenzo Zarate of Austin.
Waxahachie police chief Wade Goolsby said the suspect was unknown to the department.
Police are still investigating the purpose of Zarate’s visit and standoff.
Zarate is charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of trying to take a gun from an officer.
Police said the hospital was on lockdown the entire time of the situation.
The hospital resumed normal operations with increased police presence shortly after the standoff ended.
Baylor Scott and White released a statement about the situation:
“The safety of our patients, visitors and care team members is a top priority. We are grateful for the leadership displayed by our care team and the Waxahachie Police Department as they helped to bring about a peaceful end to a situation in our emergency department this evening. Our hospital is open and operating normally.”
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