Man Leads Fort Worth Police On Chase, Standoff

Andrew Greenstein
December 05, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Fort Worth Police

Andrew Greenstein

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A chase in northwest Fort Worth ends with a lengthy standoff.

The standoff ended shortly after noon on Jacksboro Highway at the North Loop 820 underpass.

It started when the driver fled police who had noticed him sleeping inside the car on Mistletoe Ave.

“He tried to wake that individual up,” says Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Britt. “He looked at our officer and decided that he was going to leave the scene at that time. And that's where the pursuit started.”

The chase lasted for about an hour.

“We got here to Jacksboro Highway traveling northbound, at which point he stopped and decided to stay in his vehicle,” says Sgt. Britt.

After holding officers at bay for more than an hour, the man did not surrender voluntarily.

“The suspect did not come out on his own,” says Sgt. Britt. “Our SWAT team had to approach and remove him from the vehicle, but he wasn't injured.”

It turns out the man was wanted by police.

“He has a parole violation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon out of Tarrant County,” says Sgt. Britt. “He also had a felony evading warrabt out of Tarrant County.”

Police may have come close to catching him hours earlier.

“Supervisors on scene advise that they think that this guy was actually involved in an evading incident again last night where he had run from some officers,” Sgt. Britt says.

The man was led onto a stretcher for examination and is now in jail.