Longview police arrest man following Saturday standoff


(KYTX) LONGVIEW - Police arrested a man after he allegedly pointed a weapon at a woman then barricaded himself inside a Longview home Saturday morning. Shortly after 6:30 a.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Diane Drive, near the intersection of Betty Drive.

One officer saw Idmar Rubio point a weapon at a woman on the front porch then run inside, according to a from Longview PD. Rubio refused to come out for several hours and reportedly had several weapons inside with him.

SWAT and negotiators responded, and a warrant was issued for Rubio's arrest. Police asked residents on Diane Drive to stay inside their homes. After negotiators talked with the suspect for several hours, non-lethal "chemical munitions" were deployed into the house and Rubio surrendered to police.

Rubio was transported to the Gregg County Jail, where he remained Sunday charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His bond was $250,000.

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