Grand Prairie vandalism suspect arrested after standoff

- Police in Grand Prairie arrested a man who had been holed up in his house after allegedly vandalizing a neighbor’s home.

Police said the two neighbors had an ongoing dispute. One is accused of repeatedly vandalizing the other’s house. He allegedly threw rocks at windows and then overnight he doused his neighbor’s home with lighter fluid.

Officers showed up to investigate and decided to wait outside the suspect’s home near Egyptian Way and Wedgewood Drive.

The officers saw the man come home early Friday morning carrying lighter fluid. When they confronted him, he locked himself inside his home and refused to surrender, police said.

SWAT officers and police negotiators sat in the neighborhood for several hours. The man was alone so there was no reason for them to rush into the home.

The standoff finally ended and the man was taken into custody around noon. No one was hurt.

Police have not yet released the man’s name or said what charges he will face.


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