Overnight standoff ends in Leander after shots fired call, suspect in custody

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October 22, 2020 - 2:08 pm
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LEANDER, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- A suspect was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a near 8-hour standoff in Leander, officials said.

Leander Police say they responded to a shots fired call in the 1300 block of Waterfall Avenue just after 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. According to police, when officers arrived, they briefly made contact with the suspect, identified as 39-year old Ty Curiel, before he retreated into the residence. An additional two gun shots could be heard from inside the residence.

The Central Texas Regional SWAT was called to the scene, and residents were notified to shelter in place. An email alert residents received read, "This is an emergency message from the City of Leander. There is a law enforcement event in your area. You are instructed to take shelter in your residence and lock all exterior doors and windows and turn off all internal lights." Officials said the alert went to a "very broad area", although only those in the immediate neighborhood were affected.

Negotiators continued to work with Curiel by phone, although he was not cooperative. Officials say a third gunshot was heard inside the residence just after 2:30 a.m.

Eventually, officers used gas inside the residence to successfully force Curiel to come outside, where he was taken into custody just after 4:30 a.m.

No victims were found inside the residence, police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Curiel was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1 and disorderly conduct - discharging a firearm. He was taken to the Williamson County Jail.

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