Man booked on $250K bond following Thursday night stand-off

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POSTED: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:14pm
UPDATED: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:12am

A man who was arrested after having a standoff with authorities Thursday evening has been booked into the McLennan County Jail on $250,000 bond.

According to Waco Police Department, around 3:15 p.m., the U.S. Marshals Task Force was attempting to serve a warrant on 42-year-old Edward Alvarado.

McLennan County Sheriffs Office detectives had issued seven warrants for Alvarado's arrest. He was wanted on four counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Felon in Possession of Body Armor, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Task force officers located Alvarado at 1409 S. 26th Street in Waco. Alvarado reportedly barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out. Task force officers quickly evacuated others out of the home and the surrounding homes to protect the neighborhood.  Waco Police Department responded to assist with patrol officers, the SWAT team and negotiators. McLennan County Sheriffs Office also responded to the scene to assist, along with the Texas DPS helicopter.

Negotiators attempted to talk with Alvarado, however he refused to communicate at all. Eventually, the SWAT team had to use chemical munitions, causing Alvarado to exit the house where he was taken into custody shortly after 8:00 p.m.

 After receiving medical treatment at the scene for the gas exposure, Alvarado was transported to the McLennan County Jail without injury.


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