Standoff ends peacefully

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
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A Bridgeport man engaged law enforcement officers from Wise and neighboring counties in a standoff south of Boyd for more than two hours Friday.

Negotiators from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office were able to talk to Michael Harrison, 39, on the telephone. After calling 911 around 10:30 a.m., he surrendered shortly before 1 p.m.

Two Hour Standoff

TWO-HOUR STANDOFF – Michael Harrison of Bridgeport barricaded himself inside a white pickup on the side of County Road 4757 south of Boyd Friday, threatening to harm himself. Wise County Sheriff’s Office negotiators were able to convince him to surrender. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Harrison initially called threatening to harm himself. Dispatchers were able to pin his phone and determine his location. Sheriff’s deputies located the man parked on the side of County Road 4757, also known as Pope Road, and began negotiating with him.

Officials said Harrison agreed to get out of his pickup, leave his weapon inside and meet with Sgt. Clint Caddell. Harrison was then transported to be evaluated by mental health services. No criminal charges have been filed.

“Our main goal is to get him some help,” said Wise County Sheriff David Walker.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office, Boyd Volunteer Fire Department, Wise County EMS, State Troopers, Parker County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT, as well as Texas Rangers from Hurst and Weatherford responded.

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