Brief Standoff Ends in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A brief standoff in Odessa has wrapped up.

The standoff started just before 5 p.m. Monday evening at the Sunset Apartments on Andrews Highway.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, a 55-year-old man was threatening to kill himself.

He was armed with a shotgun but never threatened anyone but himself.

The SWAT team, K-9 and bomb units were called out just in case the situation turned dangerous.

Residents were allowed to enter the complex again around 7:15 p.m.

The man was taken in for a mental health evaluation.