Standoff with Amarillo police ends with arrest


Early Friday afternoon, Amarillo police officers were given information that a wanted subject might be hiding at the Eddison Apartments, located in the 4100 block of SW 45th.

Officers made contact with the resident of the apartment, and were able to confirm that the wanted subject, 30 year old Manuel Escoto, was hiding inside. Information was obtained that the subject might be armed and the APD Critical Incident Response Team was called out.  

The area was secured by SWAT, patrol and the PACE unit. Swat officers and negotiators tried for several hours to get the suspect to come outside, by utilizing numerous tactics including voice and phone and PA.  

A chemical agent was then deployed and the suspect came out and surrendered without further incident to the SWAT officers.  

The suspect was arrested for his warrant for violation of a protective order. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and evading arrest or detention.  

Escoto was booked into the Randall County Jail. This incident will be investigated by the Violent Crimes Squad.  

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