UPDATE: Man shoots at officers, lawncare workers after high grass violation at Fort Worth home
The Fort Worth Police Department has taken a north Fort Worth homeowner into custody following a standoff at his home in the 4800 block of Cedar Springs Drive.
At around 8:30am this morning, Fort Worth police officers along with City Code Compliance workers knocked on the man’s door to resolution an ongoing issue regarding his high grass. Authorities were serving a warrant and were attempting to notify the homeowner of the necessary action. They were unable to reach the homeowner.
As an independent lawncare service began mowing the yard, the homeowner opened a window from the front of his home and starting firing shots at the lawncare workers and officers.
None of the lawncare workers or officers were injured. They moved back from the house and called for additional officers. Eventually, around 10:30am, SWAT was notified to assist in the apprehension of the armed suspect.
The man fired shots at officers on two more occasions during the standoff.
At around 12:30pm, the man was arrested.
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