A police standoff ended Friday afternoon with New Braunfels SWAT officers shooting a 29-year-old man after he emerged from a bathroom pointing a gun at officers, authorities said.
Authorities said the man is in serious but stable condition after the incident which capped a two and a half hour standoff. The New Braunfels Police Department received a call at 11:05 a.m. about a disturbance with weapons in the 200 block of Clemens Avenue.
“Officers arrived to find the man had locked himself in the bathroom and would not come out,” said David Ferguson, NBPD public information officer. “He was believed to be armed.”
The crisis negotiation team arrived and began negotiations with the man, which lasted for more than two hours.
As negotiations began to fail and SWAT readied to force entry, officers began to smell smoke coming from the bathroom.
“The suspect exited the bathroom and pointed a gun at officers, and officers fired, striking the man,” Ferguson said.
An emergency services vehicle was on standby and the subject was apprehended and transported to San Antonio Medical Center.
No officers were injured in the incident.
Police used the reverse 911 system to contact homes in the area to alert them to the situation and make them aware that it had ended.