The Fort Worth police SWAT team arrested a felon who barricaded himself in a Fort Worth residence Tuesday afternoon after firing gas canisters into the home and using explosives to enter.
The man, Adrian Lozane, 23, was possibly armed with a sword, prompting police to use a Taser on the suspect. According to the police department's Twitter, the Lozane was found in the attic and no police were injured.
At least 24 police cruisers lined the 2600 block of Jennings Ave. as negotiators attempted to convince the man on the telephone to exit the home safely. At about 4 p.m., officers fired about 15 shots of gas into the home when Lozane stopped answering his phone. At 4:45 p.m., police set an explosive at the back door and sent a robot in to see where the man was hiding.
Lozane had a felony assault warrant out for his arrest, said department spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight. He was taken to jail in Fort Worth.
Earlier in the day, Fort Worth's gang unit received a tip that a known associate of the suspect may have committed an assault. When police went to the fourplex to question him, Lozane barricaded himself inside, Knight said. Investigators believed he had a sword, and may have had other weapons.
The block was evacuated.
Investigators do not believe the reported assault and the warrant are related. The assault is still under investigation.
Knight said someone called 911 from the residence at 8:30 a.m. but did not have further information about that.