Bond Set for Midland Man Involved in Standoff

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

Midland, Texas- Bond is set at five hundred dollars for 32-year-old Chan Scott a man police say made multiple terroristic threats when he called police, Friday afternoon.

Police say they received the first threatening call to 911 just after 4:00 pm, another came in just after 6:00 pm and yet another around 8:30 pm.

"We take it very serious, it was a terroristic threat," said Sgt. Kimberly Martinez.

Police arrived at the 3100 block of Roosevelt, in Midland. Residents nearby were asked to evacuate as the Bomb Squad, SWAT team, and MPD Negotiators showed up. Police say Scott barricaded himself inside a home but just before midnight police got into the house through the backdoor and arrested Scott.

"After a short period of time the swat team made a rear entry. The suspect was taken into custody without incident or injury," said Sgt. Martinez who told Newswest Nine, Scott was taken to Midland Memorial for a mental health evaluation.

He was cleared by Health officials and booked on charges of making a terroristic threat and disturbing a public place.

"I got home from work and I went out to my truck,  to get something out of my truck and there was an African American gentleman pacing the sidewalk front of that house where this is going on, and I told my roommate he looked suspicious," said Amos Brito a neighbor who says he moved here to avoid this kind of violence.

"I moved from California to get away from all the trouble, you know down in LA and stuff but I still think it's pretty safe here. I think it's an isolated incident," said Brito who said his sons were frightened by the commotion.