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4/20/04

Police Standoff at Local Subway Restaurant

Business at busy shopping center at the intersection of South Broadway and Shelly Drive was interrupted after a four hour police standoff at a Subway restaurant.

Around 9 A.M., the Subway manager called police, saying a female employee was threatening to kill herself.

22-year-old Ashley Lanell Hanson barricaded herself inside the restaurant's bathroom with a handgun.

Tyler police quickly evacuated nearby businesses and closed off the entrance to Shelly Drive.

After four hours of negotiations, the employee pushed the handgun out of the bathroom and gave herself up to police without force.

Police say the Ashley Hanson will undergo a mental evaluation and has a history of suicide attempts.

They have yet to make a decision on possible charges.

Story by Maya Golden mgolden@kltv.com

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