Lubbock SWAT called to hotel, update: situation all clear


5100 Interstate 27 (Nexstar/Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police for a time on Wednesday afternoon (Christmas Day) asked people to avoid the Howard Johnson hotel near 50th Street and Interstate 27.

At 2:11 p.m., LPD said: Avoid the area near the Howard Johnson, located at 5108 I-27, due to LPD SWAT responding to a possible barricaded subject.

Then at 2:59 p.m. LPD said: At this time, LPD SWAT is releasing the scene at the Howard Johnson back to patrol officers. SWAT was called as a precaution due to a possible barricaded subject. Upon entering the room, no subject was found.

The police front desk said an employee of the hotel called LPD at about 11:30 a.m. The cleaning staff found guns in a room and wanted police to check it out.

Police said two people were arrested. Names and charges have not yet been released.

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