Hostage negotiator called for man barricaded underneath house

Corpus Christi police brought out Tasers, mace and even a K-9 unit Monday morning in hopes of getting a man to come out from underneath a house in the 700 block of West Point Road.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police brought out Tasers, mace and even a K-9 unit Monday morning in hopes of getting a man to come out from underneath a house in the 700 block of West Point Road.

It was sometime after 11 a.m. when police were called to the home. A man had barricaded himself underneath the home for reasons unknown at this time.

Officers said the Tasers could not reach the man at his position underneath the house, and the K-9 unit brought to the scene by the Nueces County Sheriff's Department turned out to be a bomb sniffing dog rather than a regular K-9 officer. Eventually a hostage negotiator was called in, along with the Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT team, who were prepared to use tear gas.

After the SWAT team arrived, the hostage negotiator was able to convince the man to come out.

Police said the man was an ex-boyfriend of the homeowner, and had gone under the house following a domestic dispute.


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