Armed emotionally distraught man taken into custody in River Oaks

At around 2:30pm this afternoon, the River Oaks Police Department responded to a call regarding an emotionally distraught male in the back yard of a residence on White Oak Lane. The man was armed with a gun.

Officers responded and established a safe perimeter around the backyard. Nearby schools were advised to take safety precautions just in case. The department’s crisis negotiator made contact with the individual, and successfully talked him into surrendering without incident. He was taken to a mental facility.

Officers from Westworth Village PD and Castleberry ISD PD were also involved in the incident.