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SWAT standoff in northeast El Paso ends as suspicious man turns gun on self

An El Paso police SWAT team member mobilizes for a call in this file photo.

EL PASO, Texas -- A standoff Friday evening between police and a suspicious armed man in northeast El Paso ended with the gunman suffering a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound, authorities said.

A police spokesperson did not immediately know the condition of the man.

A SWAT team had responded around 5:30 p.m. to the 5700 block of Arrowhead Drive on a report of a man "barricaded with a gun."

Police didn't immediately indicate what led up to the standoff that ended in the yard outside a home. But eyewitnesses in the neighborhood said it started when police arrived at a nearby convenience store to check out a suspicious man who had a gun.

No further details were immediately available.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



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