Bryan man in jail after eight hour police standoff

POSTED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 3:23pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:45pm

BRYAN -- An eight hour police standoff ends in a Bryan man's arrest after police say he threatened deputies with a knife.

Lauren Holman spoke with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office today and found out this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened with the same person.

It was a tense afternoon on Tuesday for law enforcement officers as they sat outside 55-year-old Alan Lee Hejtmancik's home off Briar Oaks Drive.

"We used a call down system, a reverse 9-1-1, to let all the neighbors know we had a standoff situation and to shelter in place."

Sheriff Chris Kirk tells us the crisis intervention team was responding to a call from concerned family members when the encounter turned violent.

"As soon as they made contact with him, he pulled a folding pocket knife out and threatened the deputies."

Hejtmancik then rode his bike home and barricaded himself inside for more than eight hours.

"We knew there were no hostages in there so there wasn't a risk to others so we just patiently worked with him."

And this isn't the first time police have dealt with him. A similar incident occurred back in '99.

"He brandished an edged weapon on a police officer and was actually shot by that officer," said Sheriff Kirk. "So it's one of those things that you have an unstable situation."

But this standoff ended peacefully and after a mental evaluation, Hejtmancik was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant.
 

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