Man Comes Out Peacefully After Threatening to Commit Suicide

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - One man is being evaluated by mental health officials after threatening to commit suicide in Odessa.

Odessa Police and the SWAT team responded to 4008 East 30th after his ex-common law wife told police that a man inside the home sent a text message to her threatening to kill himself.

Officials also said the man had a four year old boy in the home, which worried officials when they arrived on the scene sense there was no response from the man when negotiators arrived to talk to the man.

Just after noon, the man came out peacefully with the child.

The man is in custody and is being evaluated.