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SWAT standoff outside NE Walmart ends; suspect surrenders to police

The suicidal man who locked himself inside a vehicle in a Northeast El Paso parking lot has surrendered to police after an hours-long standoff.

The El Paso Police Department SWAT team blocked off the parking lot off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at about 7:30 a.m.

The team was deployed to handle the suicidal subject with a weapon, according to police.

Throughout the morning, viewers called the ABC-7 newsroom to report they were not being let into or out of the Walmart Neighborhood Market or the nearby convenience store.

The suspect surrendered shortly after 11 a.m.

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