Standoff: Alleged gunman holes up in apartment

Authorities identify him as a suspect in an aggravated robbery

Standoff in Texarkana, Texas, ends with alleged gunman's arrest

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — An hours-long standoff in Texarkana, Texas, has ended with the alleged gunman’s arrest.

Standoff: Robbery suspect holes up in apartment

It began when Thomas King Jr. holed up in a unit at Ridgewood Apartments in the 1400 block of Richmond Road about 2 p.m. Thursday, authorities say.

The standoff ended after police fired two rounds of CS gas to get King out of the apartment, spokesman Shawn Vaughn said.

Thomas King Jr. was a suspect in an aggravated robbery when he got in a standoff with police June 4 in Texarkana, Texas, authorities say.
Thomas King Jr. was a suspect in an aggravated robbery when he got in a standoff with police June 4 in Texarkana, Texas, authorities say. (Source: Texarkana, Texas, Police Department)

Authorities believe two people helped King hide inside an air-conditioning duct. There’s no immediate word on whether they will face charges.

Police described King as a suspect in an armed robbery but did not say what or whom he’s accused of robbing.

UPDATE: 6/4/20 at 8:45p - Man was taken into custody a few minutes ago. He surrendered after we deployed gas into the...

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Thursday, June 4, 2020

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