Armed Man Tried to Enter TX Fire Station, Pointed Gun at Officers

Flower Mound Fire Department TX

Emerson Clarridge

Fort Worth Star-Telegram


May 29—A man turned and pointed a gun at police officers when they confronted him on Saturday morning as he tried to enter a Flower Mound fire station, police said.

Officers fired on the man, but he was not shot, Flower Mound police said. The officers stunned the suspect and took him into custody. He was taken to a hospital to have minor injuries evaluated, police said.

The man is 42. Police declined to release his name before he is booked into a jail on suspicion of crimes they had not determined early Saturday afternoon.

About 8:30 a.m. callers to 911 reported that a man was pointing a gun at people in and around Post Oak Park, which is in the 3100 block of Skillern Boulevard. Officers first went to the area of the park and were told that the man was outside Flower Mound Fire Station Seven, which is in the 2700 block of Skillern Boulevard.

Officers found the man as he was trying to enter the station.

Flower Mound police detectives and the Texas Rangers were investigating the matter.


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