Man Barricades Himself Inside Midland Home, Situation Ends Peacefully

By Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - One man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside of a Midland home on Tuesday evening.

Police received a call around 6 p.m. in the 4700 block of Leisure Drive.

The timeline is still a little unclear but we're told that there was some sort of domestic dispute between a man and some family members inside the home.

Then he reportedly tried to enter the house but couldn't so he took his car and slammed into the front of the house.

After that, he went into the home but luckily the family managed to escape.

At that point, the man barricaded himself inside of that house where we're told he had access to a pistol and that's when SWAT and a negotiator rushed over and a perimeter was set up.

NewsWest 9 crews waited out at the scene until around 8 p.m. when we finally got word that SWAT team members were able to get the man out of the front of the house.

"He does have a history of family violence. This isn't his first go-around as far as domestic disputes go so we're looking into that as well. We don't know the exact extent of his injuries. He was looked at by EMS for maybe a cut on his hand," City of Midland Public Information Officer, Sara Higgins, said.

It is not yet known what caused the domestic dispute. We also don't know if the man has any recent history of alcohol or substance abuse.

But in the end, the situation ended peacefully with no shots fired and no injuries.