Texas police end 5-hour standoff with armed suspect

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Texas police on Tuesday ended a five-hour-long standoff with a man who allegedly fired a gun earlier in the day.Juan Andres Rodriguez allegedly rushed inside a home in Abilene,  west of Dallas,  and refused to cooperate with police, according to a press release.Crisis negotiators, SWAT and the Bomb truck, arrived at the scene to assist in negotiations with Rodriguez and to try and convince him to leave the residence and talk to police. Officers quickly received a warrant and used bomb truck equipment and tear gas to break into the home.
Abilene Police arrested the suspect following a five-hour standoff. 
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(MCCAIG)No injuries were sustained from the incident, KTXS reported.Abilene police are asking that residents avoid certain streets.A recent tweet from the police department revealed that they were looking into an incident on the 1300 Block of Green St. in North Abilene, the street where the standoff occurred. Police have requested that the public avoid this area. The streets were blocked off as a precaution.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOX NEWS APP

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