Longview Police release standoff suspect's name
POSTED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 9:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:13am
Longview, TX (KETK) — UPDATE: Longview Police tell KETK, the suspect who was taken from the house today, following a lengthy standoff with police is 38-year-old Candace Jackson of Longview.
UPDATE: Police tell KETK, one person is dead after the Longview standoff.
UPDATE: Longview Police tell KETK the standoff is over. One person was taken to the hospital after being shot.
UPDATE: Longview Police have deployed tear gas into the house, and the person inside was shot.
They have been taken away in an ambulance.
UPDATE: KETK newspaper partners, The Longview News-Journal are reporting that there has been some activity at the scene. They say that there may have been tear gas or gunfire taking place.
The paper also reports that one person has been taken from the scene in an ambulance.
KETK will continue to update.
UPDATE: KETK reporter Texas Reardon says that some residents who cannot get to their homes are waiting at near by convenience store.
Police have evacuated people in the surrounding neighborhood of the standoff. There are dozens of Police officers and SWAT on scene.
UPDATE: In addition to some Longview ISD buses, some Hallsville ISD buses may be affected.
Those HISD buses traveling to the area of the standoff will delay drop off of those students until their safety can be assured. If the standoff lasts for an extended period of time, the students will be returned to the schools for parent pick-up.
ONLY the parents of those LISD students who live in the area of the standoff need to pick up their students from JL Everhart and Forest Park Middle Schools. All other students from those schools will be taken home by bus.
UPDATE: KETK reporter Texas Reardon is on the scene of the standoff, and spoke to neighbors in the area.
One man tells us, his wife heard gunshots earlier this afternoon. Since the standoff began, she has been hiding in a closet with her young child.
We will continue to update as more information comes in from the scene.
UPDATE: Longview ISD officials tell KETK that some bus routes are going to be affected by the standoff situation.
Those who will be impacted are the students coming from JL Everhart Elementary and Forest Park Middle School who live in the area of the standoff.
The buse that are already running will return to campus. Parents are being notified by the school district's mass contact call system, and they will be able to pick up their children at the schools.
Specific bus numbers were not immediately available.
UPDATE: The house where the standoff is taking place is on the 2000 block of Eden.
The incident started out as a welfare check that was being handled by a Longview Police Sargeant. The call came in at 1:18 pm on Thursday.
Police do not believe that there are any hostages inside the house. However, there are an unknown amount of weapons inside.
No schools are on lockdown at this time, but Police tell KETK that some Longview ISD bus routes will be affected.
Residents living on Paverstone are being allowed into their houses, but the other roads in the area are blocked off to the Loop.
KETK reporters are at the scene of a SWAT standoff at Alpine Road and Loop 281 in Longview.
According to officials, a lady is in her house with multiple weapons and there has been a reported shooting.
Alpine Road is closed from Eden Sreet to the Loop as Longview police respond. Lafayette and Page roads also are blocked.
According to our newspaper partners, The Longview News-Journal, a person inside has fired a gun at officers.
KETK will update information as it becomes available.