Alleged Armed Suspect Arrested In Longview Neighborhood

Tense moments in Longview as officers try to form a barrier between an alleged armed man and nearby homes, in a Longview neighborhood. Police were called by a concerned citizen around 2:30 p.m., saying that a man carrying a pistol was walking the neighborhood on Birdsong Street. The man ran from police and ducked into a home, as officers surrounded the residence. The homeowner surrendered to officers and attempted to help talk the suspect out.

Finally the suspect was arrested after police talked him out peacefully, but he had gotten rid of his weapon and police have been unable to find it. The male suspect was charged with drug possession and evading arrest, and if the weapon is found charges will be upgraded.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.