LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police asked the public to avoid Regis Street at Interstate 27 Thanksgiving morning because of a standoff between an armed man and officers. Police provided updates Thursday — continuing to ask motorists to also avoid Interstate 27 at Regis.
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The situation continued to develop all day Thursday. As of the overnight hours of early Friday morning, police said the standoff continued at that location.
“Drivers are encouraged to detour around this area using FM 1294 and North University Avenue,” police said on Thursday.
Just before noon Thursday, police said southbound lanes of I-27 were re-opened. Northbound lanes remained closed — even through Thursday night.
How it all started
Police responded to the report of a suicidal subject at the Lubbock National Guard Armory at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, the situation was still ongoing with a SWAT callout and barricaded subject, police said.
One of the police statements said:
The Lubbock Police Department needs the public to avoid Interstate 27 around Regis Street. I-27 northbound and southbound at Regis Street are closed until further notice.
The LPD needs the public to avoid the area.