SWAT standoff ends peacefully near downtown


It started around 3:15am when the suspect started shooting with a pistol outside his home on Morris at Quitman after getting into an argument with his wife.

The man's wife went to a family member's house nearby. She was not injured.

When police were not able to make contact with the man, a SWAT team was called in to assist.

Police believe the suspect slept through the standoff, which lasted about four hours. He finally surrendered around 7:30am.

The man was arrested and faces charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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