The Lewisville Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old male and charged him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after he stabbed a Lewisville woman taking out the trash.
According to a social media message sent to DFW Scanner by her son, the woman, who lives on Winston Drive in Lewisville, was taking out the trash last night (Monday) when she was approached by the suspect. He asked her if she had seen his little girl. After she said no, he reached out and stabbed her, and then fled on foot.
The woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. As of Tuesday evening, she remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Lewisville PD says they have located the suspect and arrested him. He has been identified as an 18-year-old man. He faces a felony charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
The motive for the stabbing has yet to be released.
The Dallas Fire-Rescue has released additional information on their firefighter who suffered serious injuries this morning during a fire.
At around 1:49AM, Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at a building in the 2600 block of Walnut Hill Lane (northwest Dallas).
As one firefighter attempted to gain access to the building using hand tools, a part of the burning building and roof collapsed onto him, knocking him down and engulfing him in the flames.
He was able to crawl away from the flames. Additional firefighters came to his aid. He was transported to Parkland Hospital with serious injuries.
“He is being admitted to Parkland Hospital for an undisclosed time, after suffering significant injuries to his back, foot as well as some minor burns to his neck; all of which are non-life-threatening.” He is in stable condition, but has a long road to recovery.
He has been with Dallas Fire-Rescue for 28 years.
Here is a video of the incident which was tweeted to DFW Scanner by one of our followers. The video may be disturbing to some viewers. Luckily, he will be OK. A close call.
The Grand Prairie Police Department responded to an assault in progress involving a man armed with a knife around 1:00AM this morning at the Budget Suites, 1050 N. Highway 360.
Multiple people called police to report the man had assaulted at least one person and was chasing the on-site security guard through the parking lot.
When officers arrived, they located the man armed with a knife and confronted him. Several attempts were made to deescalate the situation, but were unsuccessful. The man continued to advance on officers, leading two of them to fire shots at the man.
The man, identified as a 30-year-old male, was shot multiple times and died at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
The Hurst Fire Department is on scene of a working apartment fire in the 300 block of E. Pecan Street in Hurst.
Heavy smoke was showing from the apartment building on arrival. Bedford FD and Euless FD are responding for mutual aid.
Officials say the fire has been contained on the roof. No injuries. The cause is under investigation.
Expect heavy fire and police presence in the area.
The Fort Worth Police Department responded to a stolen vehicle call at 6:49AM this morning in the 2800 block of E. Seminary Drive.
A citizen had observed their stolen vehicle at the listed location and contacted Fort Worth PD.
The suspect drove the stolen vehicle into Arlington, eventually causing a multiple car accident at the intersection of S. Bowen Road and Pioneer Parkway in Pantego (Arlington area).
Fort Worth PD caught up with the vehicle after the crash occurred. The department’s Air-1 helicopter was over the scene. Arlington PD responded to assist.
Police say two juveniles were taken into custody.
The Dallas Fire-Rescue and Dallas Police Department responded to a suspicious package today at the Municipal Courts building in downtown Dallas.
A suspicious package was found at the location and the building was evacuated. The intersection of Harwood Road and Commerce Street was blocked off for emergency responders.
At around 4:30PM, the package was determined to be non-hazardous.
All streets have been reopened.
The Balch Springs Police Department is investigating a major accident that occurred earlier this evening along East Loop 635 just north of Interstate 20.
At 8:11PM, Balch Springs Fire/EMS and PD were dispatched to a major accident involving a vehicle rollover at the given location. One vehicle had overturned, causing both directions of the highway to be temporarily closed.
CareFlite was called to the scene and landed in the northbound lanes of the highway. The helicopter has airlifted one person to an area hospital in unknown condition.
Other occupants were also transported to area hospitals.
All southbound lanes of 635 remain closed at this time while police investigate the scene.
As forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth continue to analyze weather models and data ahead of a strong arctic cold front tomorrow, the threat for accumulating wintry precipitation as shifted towards the DFW Metroplex.
The National Weather Service indicates the chance of heavy wintry precipitation early Wednesday morning has shifted eastward. Because of this threat expanding east, Parker County, Denton County, and Tarrant County have been included in the Winter Storm WATCH.
A Winter Storm WATCH means conditions will be favorable for accumulating snow and ice in these areas. Travel impacts may be occur.
A strong cold front will sweep across our area tomorrow. Temperatures will dive throughout the day with precipitation beginning as rain tomorrow and transitioning into freezing rain / sleet overnight. We will have additional updates on timing as the cold front approaches.
Prepare for a potentially messy commute on Wednesday morning.
The driver of a sedan was airlifted to the hospital this afternoon after a serious crash along Bailey Boswell Road in far north Fort Worth.
Multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS were dispatched to the scene just after 2:30PM this afternoon. One vehicle reportedly ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
Fort Worth firefighters extricated the occupant who was trapped in the wreckage. CareFlite was called to the scene and landed nearby.
“The individual was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition,” says Fort Worth PD. He is an adult male.
The cause of the crash has not yet been released.
Several Texas Department of Transportation crews and municipalities are preparing for the chance of icy roadways in Dallas Fort Worth this week.
According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected to transition into freezing precipitation around midnight tomorrow night and into the early morning hours of Wednesday. It is around this time that ice or rain/snow mix may accumulate on elevated roadways and bridges. Temperatures will remain around or sub-freezing throughout Wednesday and Thursday, prolonging any impacts.
“TxDOT crews are hard at work this morning treating roadways in preparation for freezing temperatures this week,” tweeted the TxDOT Dallas Office. “Give them plenty of room to work.”
Some cities, like Carrollton, are also using vehicles to pretreat bridges and overpasses, just in case. “If cold conditions and precipitation persist over a longer duration and ice begins to form, crews will respond by implementing sanding operations plan for the higher traffic areas, as well as bridges and overpasses.”
If the current forecast holds true, drivers should expect a messy commute on Wednesday morning, and possibly even Thursday morning. As everyone knows with Texas weather, take it with a grain of salt, but be prepared just in case the roadways are impacted.
We will be publishing updated information and forecasts throughout the day tomorrow. Stay tuned for the latest information.