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Man ran from police due to protective order, hid under house with knife

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What started as a domestic disturbance turned into a SWAT standoff early this morning. 

It was just after 7 a.m. when a woman called police and told them a man she had a protective order against was at her house on Milo Street near Sacky. When officers arrived, the man ran and officers began a foot pursuit with the suspect.

The pursuit ended on the 2600 block of Johanna, when the man crawled underneath a house to avoid capture. Officers used pepper spray to try and get the man out, but the man remained underneath the house. The neighborhood was then blocked off as the situation took a dangerous turn. 

"The issue was that was under the house, he had a knife, was threatening injure himself, he had at one point the knife to his own throat," Captain Dave Cook with the Corpus Christi Police Department said. "He was cutting himself on his wrist."

The SWAT team was called in to negotiate with the man. He eventually gave himself up after about an hour and has been taken into custody with charges pending. He will first face a mental evaluation.

Turns out, the protective order against the man had expired.

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