College Station standoff ends peacefully after nearly 24 hours

Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 23:46:14-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office was able to peacefully resolve an almost 24-hour standoff situation outside the residence of a College Station neighborhood at 5:20 pm on Thursday.

When the incident began, a mother and her infant were inside the home as deputies attempted to serve a writ at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Deputies were following a court-ordered writ of attachment that mandated them to pick up the infant that was living in the residence.

The mother was not willing to cooperate with authorities, as a result the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office began to employ multiple resources to assist with the situation; including Crisis Negotiation and SWAT teams.

The Crisis Negotiation Team began communication with the mother, to ensure a safe outcome for all parties. After more than 23 hours, the mother continued to remain uncooperative.

SWAT observed the residence and ensured the child was in a safe position, before entering and retrieving the child and mother. No one was injured, and the parent and child were both checked by EMS.

The infant was placed in Child Protective Services care, and the mother was transported to be checked for pre-existing issues. No criminal charges are being placed in the incident.

"We are proud of the professionalism shown by both our Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT, in both their ability to come to a peaceful resolution and for their patience during this extended standoff," said The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.

The Texas A&M Police Department, the Bryan Police Department, College Station Police Department, Texas DPS, College Station Fire Department, Bryan Fire Department, and Child Protective Services were all critical in the peaceful resolution of this incident.