Denton police in standoff with heavily armed and barricaded man

The Denton Police Department is asking residents to avoid the area surrounding the 400 block of Ame Drive (Gardens of Denton apartment complex) due to an active police situation.

According to officials, Denton police officers are currently in standoff with a heavily armed man who is barricaded inside an apartment unit.

Emergency personnel are working to evacuate surrounding apartments to deal with the individual.

“The situation is contained, but please avoid the area.”

Update – Police say one person is now in custody.