DeSoto, TX - Earlier Monday afternoon DeSoto Police requested that members of the traveling public avoid the immediate area of their headquarters at 714 E. Beltline Road, but the situation has been resolved without incident and there are no current travel restrictions in place.
Shortly before 1 PM a man called 9-1-1 from his vehicle in the parking lot of DeSoto Police Headquarters and announced that he planned to harm himself and possibly others.
25-Year-Old-Lancaster Man Surrenders/Taken to Medical Facility for Evaluation
DeSoto Police established dialogue with the man via phone and spoke to 25-year-old Lancaster resident Capelton Tafari Edwards for approximately two hours. During that time he frequently held a gun to his head. When the conversation deteriorated, the DeSoto Police Tactical Team blocked his vehicle with armored vehicles and moved in. They were able to get the man to surrender peacefully and he was transported to a medical facility for evaluation.
DeSoto Police would like to thank the members of the public for their patience and are pleased that this incident was resolved without anyone being injured.