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Standoff over after man holds himself up with cat in Killeen motel room

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 17:25:54-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department said they were responding to a standoff at a motel on Central Texas Expressway.

Police said that they received a call about a domestic disturbance over a cat at Executive Inn and Suites.

Police knocked on the door and asked the man in the motel room to come outside. He refused.

Police believed the man had a weapon, so they tried to get him out of the room.

Eventually they knocked down the door and sent in a K-9 officer. The dog grabbed the man.

Police were unable to tell us at the time why the cat was in the room.

Over a dozen people were evacuated from the hotel during the standoff. The hotel remains closed.