WAXAHACHIE — Waxahachie Police officers were able to aid a person in distress and reach a peaceful outcome on Friday afternoon. Officers were dispatched at about 4 p.m. to the 700 block of U.S. Highway 77.

The subject was located inside a blue Honda passenger vehicle that was parked behind the former Hastings store when first responders arrived on scene.

“We were called to this location to a possible suicidal subject. While we were in route, I heard that there possibly might be a gun. We did recover one in the vehicle. However, the detainee was not displaying it,” Waxahachie Police Sgt. Jason Findley said. “When we got here, he cooperated with all of our commands and it ended just fine.”

Findley said a family member reported the situation to dispatchers. The driver of the Honda got out of the vehicle within 30 seconds after commands with given by police. The driver, police and firefighters reported no injuries.

Findley said the handgun was located inside the glove compartment of the vehicle.

Waxahachie Firefighters and medical personnel with American Medical Response checked out the male driver of the vehicle at the scene. The driver was then transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255.


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