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Large standoff in Nacogdoches leads to man's arrest

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Eufemio Malpica (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Eufemio Malpica (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Following an hour-long standoff with the Nacogdoches Police Department at a residence in the 100 block Spradley Street, a man who had allegedly threatened to harm himself and others in the home turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Greg Sowell a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department said that a woman called 911 and said the man, who had outstanding felony warrants, was threatening to harm himself and others in the home.

The Nacogdoches Police Department SWAT team arrived on the scene with an armored vehicle. After about 50 minutes, officers were able to negotiate with the man to get him to come out and surrender, Sowell said. No one was hurt in the incident.

Police have identified the man as Eufemio Manual Malpica, 32, of Nacogdoches.

According to Sowell, police were notified of a welfare concern at the home at 1:32 p.m. The called said they had received a text from someone saying Malpica had texted them and said he would harm himself and others.

Officers responded to the home but could not get anyone to answer. They then called him and determined he was in the house. They also learned he had been avoiding law enforcement because of his active warrants for a felony parole revocation for aggravated robbery.

Police determined he was in the house alone and refused to come out. Police then deployed their SWAT team and crisis negotiation team.

At 3:54 p.m., Malpica agreed to surrender and he was placed under arrest.

Malpica is also wanted for bail jumping, failure to appear, violation of a protective order and other felony and misdemeanor warrants.

Members of Nacogdoches Fire, the sheriff's office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the SFA Police Department, and NISD Police Department also responded to the area.

 Malpica was arrested Christmas morning after what police say was a fight with his girlfriend over holiday stress. Police say threatened her with a knife after he had already assaulted her.

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