2 men in custody following Central El Paso SWAT standoff

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: Two men are in custody following a SWAT standoff in a Central El Paso home.

Police say Victor Lorenzo Alvarado, 41, surrendered himself at about 2 p.m. after a crisis management team talked him out.

Alvarado was wanted for a warrant on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The name of the other man taken into custody was not released. Officials say he was also wanted on a warrant from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional charges are pending for Alvarado.

EARLIER:

El Paso Police say they’re responding to reports of a person firing a gun inside a Central El Paso home.

The call came out just after 11 a.m. in the 700 block of E. California at Ochoa Street in near El Paso High School. The person is now barricaded inside the residence and EPPD’s SWAT team is responding to the home.

Expect heavy police presence and street closures in the neighborhood.

This is a developing situation. KTSM will update this story as additional information becomes available.

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