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Longview police identify suspect in stabbing, standoff Tuesday night

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 8:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 11:50 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Longview police and SWAT are at the scene where a person stabbed someone. The suspect was initially barricaded in a house, but just after 9:30 p.m. surrendered to police.

Longview Police Department released this statement at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday:

The Longview Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 6:03 p.m. the Longview Police Department responded to 200 block of E. Edgefield Avenue for a cutting just occurred. When officers arrived at the location they found an adult male that had wounds to the head. The male was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located the suspect that ran back into the residence armed with a knife. Longview Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Negotiators responded to the scene. Negotiators attempted to make contact with the suspect without success. SWAT introduced gas into the residence, and the suspect then surrendered without incident.

The suspect is identified as 22 years old Dequallian Thomas of Longview. Thomas was booked into the Gregg County Jail and charged with aggravated assault/family violence

The incident occurred on Houston St. and the 200 block of Edgefield Ave., where the roadway was blocked temporarily. The call came in just after 6 p.m. as a stabbing; one person was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.

A police negotiator arrived at the scene to work to get the suspect to come out of the house safely. Police ultimately used a non-lethal gas to persuade him to leave the house.

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The roadway is blocked off.
The roadway is blocked off.(KLTV/jamey Boyum)

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