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June 19, 2013

Man dead after hours-long standoff in Groves

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GROVES —

Previous reporting:

The Port Arthur S.W.A.T. and the Groves Police are at a location in the 6200 block of Jackson Street near Lion’s Park, which is the site of the spray park. The park and the spray park have been evacuated.

Officers were called to the scene shortly before noon.  No official sources were able to comment about the ongoing situation.  A neighbor said the incident began with a hostage situation in which a man grabbed his girlfriend off the street and tied her up. She has since escaped and is safe at another house in the neighborhood, the neighbor said.

Police are using a loudspeaker to communicate with whoever is in the house.

A News team is on the scene and will update with additional information as it becomes available.

 

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