Friday, December 8, 2023

Update: Man arrested after pointing gun at officers, residents

A 42-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning as he was trying to go into Flower Mound Fire Station No. 7 with a gun, according to the Flower Mound Police Department.

About 8:30 a.m., someone called 911 to report that a man was pointing a gun at people in and around Post Oak Park, 3100 Skillern Road, FMPD said in a news release. Officers arrived and encountered the armed man as he was entering the fire station.

The man reportedly fired a shot into the truck bay of the fire station but no one was hit.

When officers confronted him, he turned and pointed the gun at the officers. The officers fired at him, but he was not struck by any gunfire. The officers deployed a taser on him and took him into custody with minor injuries. He was taken to local hospital for evaluation, according to FMPD.

There is still a heavy police presence at the scene later Saturday and residents should avoid the area. Flower Mound detectives and the Texas Rangers are investigating. The suspect, who has not been identified, faces multiple charges that have not been determined yet, as of Saturday afternoon. No officers, firefighters or residents were seriously injured during the incident.

The suspect’s identity will be released when charges are filed and he is booked into jail.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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