Deadly SWAT situation prompts evacuation at apartment complex
POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:07pm
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — A SWAT situation that started early afternoon Thursday at the Montecillo apartments forced some residents out of their homes on Mesa Street after a 36-year-old armed man was allegedly barricaded in a home.
He was found dead inside his apartment. Officials said the negotiation team was not successful in preventing suicide.
Fort Bliss officials did confirm with NewsChannel 9 that the alleged armed man was a Fort Bliss soldier assigned to a Special Forces Unit.
Sun Metro detoured routes 13 and 14 as a result of the street closure on Mesa. The detours and closure have since been lifted.