Armed man dead after holding woman hostage inside Irving home

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Two women are safe and unharmed after being held hostage in an Irving home on Monday.

SWAT team members surrounded the home where a man was holding family members hostage in Irving. After a standoff with police for a few hours, he was found dead inside.

Irving police said they got a call about a domestic disturbance with shots fired in the 300 block of San Marcos Drive around 9 a.m. Monday.

Irving Police Officer James McLellan said neighbors actually heard the gunshots and saw a few people running into the street.

Police say a man in his 60s held two women hostage. One was his estranged wife. Three people ran from the house before police ever arrived.

One neighbor says one of those people was a nanny who worked at the home, and she banged on his door looking for help.

“She was just saying somebody came to the house. That they had a gun and that they told her to call the police,” said neighbor Vineet Lakhani. “I’m not sure if the person who ran that way said call the police and she ran this way. She said you need to call the police. They have a gun.”

Once police were certain there weren’t any other victims inside the house, they moved in only to find the suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name has not been released.