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Police: Man threatened to set himself on fire

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Posted at 4:24 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2017-03-02 17:38:02-05

A Waco street has now re-opened after police blocked it off during a standoff.

Authorities said a man threatened to douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire.

Police officials said the 911 call came in at about 9:35 p.m. Multiple cop cars arrived at the intersection of N. 19th Street and and Reuter Avenue.

The man ended up getting into a standoff with police and locked himself in a car.

Eventually, negotiators were able to talk him out of the car.

One person was put in handcuffs by police and put into the back of a cruiser. 

The street was opened again after midnight today.

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