By CBSDFW.com Staff

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man is in Fort Worth Police custody following an approximately 35-minute long standoff with the SWAT team on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The suspect, wanted for a stabbing and striking multiple people with his vehicle, was stopped in a white crew cab pickup truck on a neighborhood street starting shortly before 3:00 p.m.

It happened at Autumn Park and Deer Trail in Southwest Fort Worth.

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SWAT officers ultimately used what appeared to be tear gas to get the suspect into custody.

A nearby school, Poynter Elementary, was on lockdown during the standoff as a precaution. All students and staff are safe.

Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes said it all started around 11:45 a.m. with a stabbing on the 8600 block of Las Vegas Trail.

“While conducting that investigation, at about 1:45 p.m., officers located the suspect in that stabbing in the 8700 block of Camp Bowie West,” said Noakes.  Police say the suspect stole the stabbing victim’s truck, driving it to a game room where he ran over at least one pedestrian and crashed the vehicle.

Noakes said officers were flagged down by citizens who alerted them to the crash.

The person who was run over later died.

Officers near the game room attempted to pull over the suspect when the pursuit began.

The suspect took off in the grey Dodge pickup and ran into a lady sitting at the bus stop in front of the Jiffy Lube at Camp Bowie and Bonnie.

She also died.

The suspect then stole a second vehicle, a white GMC pick up, and led officers on a multi agency pursuit.

When police chased him into the subdivision, he tried to get away again, until he was boxed in.

The suspect was taken into custody without further injury or incident.

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The man in custody was escorted to a waiting MedStar ambulance.

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No officers were hurt in the apprehension of the suspect.

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CBSDFW.com Staff