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07/14/06 - Lufkin

Suspect in Standoff Will Not Be Charged

by Ramonica R. Jones

A Lufkin man accused of starting a standoff with police Tuesday will not face criminal charges.   The suspect caused quite a commotion, but did not commit a crime.

SWAT officers surrounded his home after learning he was inside armed with a deer rifle. Streets in the area were blocked off and neighbors were told to stay inside during the standoff.

He was threatening to hurt himself because his girlfriend had broken up with him. The woman called police after she became afraid for his life.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

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