GRAND PRAIRIE -- A standoff with police ended peacefully Monday morning when a man upset about his girlfriend's arrest surrendered after threatening to kill himself.
According to Grand Prairie police spokesperson Lyle Gensler, police responded to a domestic situation at the Sugar Creek Apartments in the 900 block of Duncan Perry just after midnight Monday and found a man and a woman - both legally deaf - involved in a dispute outside their apartment.
Police determined the woman was intoxicated, and she was arrested for public intoxication.
The arrest upset her boyfriend, who called 911 using Texas Relay, a service that provides telephone access for people with speech or hearing loss. He indicated he had a gun and told dispatchers he wanted his girlfriend to be released from custody or he'd kill himself.
"He has a computer in there that he can talk to via Skype and talk to a live person, and that person can relay to us what he's signing," an officer explained during the standoff. "And that's only if he wants to talk to us. We've talked to him a couple of times, we've explained to him what's going on, but he still seems unhappy with the whole situation."
The Grand Prairie Police SWAT team was in communication with the man attempting to get him to surrender, which he did after 6 a.m. He was taken into protective custody and transferred to Parkland Hospital, where he'll undergo a 72-hour evaluation.