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SWAT situation on the northwest side ends with tear gas after man makes threatening comments to deputies

Members of the SWAT team spent four hours attempting to get the man to surrender peacefully at an apartment complex. BCSO said nobody was hurt.
Credit: KENS

SAN ANTONIO — SWAT team members used tear gas to end a barricade situation after four hours of negotiating with a man who made threatening comments to deputies serving a warrant, authorities said.

The incident happened around noon on Thursday at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Magic Drive near Fredericksburg in the Medical Center.

The Bexar County Sherriff's Office said deputies from the Fugitive Apprehension Unit went to the apartment to serve two warrants, one of them for a felony charge. 

When deputies "made entry", they heard someone inside making threatening comments. Deputies retreated and started a perimeter outside the apartment.

Several apartment units in the area were evacuated and deputies tried to negotiate with the person inside. 

Sheriff Javier Salazar provided an update at the scene, saying that the man ran into a bathroom and threatened to blow the place up. Authorities negotiated with the man for over four hours, but felt he would not surrender and deployed tear gas. The area is being decontaminated.

He confirmed that at one point the man asked for cookies, and deputies accommodated the request in an attempt to get him to surrender peacefully.

Salazar said nobody was hurt in the incident, though the man got "a taste of tear gas."

Salazar identified the suspect as Christopher Lombrano, 48, and said he was a veteran. He is now facing the initial charges, plus charges related to resisting arrest. 

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