SWAT standoff on Edson ends

Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Feb. 14 around 11:45 a.m., Deputies from the JCSO Warrant Division attempted to serve a mental health warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of Edson Drive, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release. A mental health warrant is often served if someone reported the person to display strange behavior and is issued by a judge.

The subject, a 31 year old Beaumont man, opened the door but when he saw deputies, he grabbed a long gun and retreated into a bedroom, Holmes said.

Deputies were able to make voice contact through a window. The subject refused to come out, barricading himself for approximately three hours. Deputies continued to negotiate with him and at 3:00 p.m. he was successfully taken into custody with no injuries sustained.

The incident tied up the neighboring streets for three hours. Regina Howell Elementary was temporarily placed on lock-down due to their close proximity to the incident however, they were never in danger, police said.

"We appreciate the patience and kindness of neighbors shown to the Sheriff’s Office during this incident," Holmes said. "Special thanks to Beaumont PD for their assistance."

- Jefferson County Sheriff's Office