Man in custody after Fillmore gun battle


Wichita Falls police were waiting for a search warrant to enter a building where they believe an armed man was barricaded Tuesday morning.

The Wichita Falls Police Department closed part of Fillmore Street for a few hours Tuesday morning after responding to a situation in the 2200 block of the street.

The WFPD arrived around 9am on Tuesday after it was reported that a man had been seen waving a gun. Police believe the man entered a flat at the back of the 2200 block of Fillmore and sealed off the area for public safety.

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No gunshots were reported at the scene.

believed the man was barricaded in a room in the house and refused to leave.

Just before noon, police obtained an arrest warrant and the man was evacuated from the building and taken into custody.

Officers found a firearm and ammunition.

The man was charged with threatening terrorism – family member. Officers believed there was a dispute over rent payment.

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