RICHLANDHILLS-- Hurst police continue their search for a drunken driving suspect who was last believed to be holed up inside a Richland Hills home Tuesday morning.
A SWAT team sent a robot onto the property and authorities broke a window before eventually entering the home. Once inside, authorities found no one. Authorities believe the suspect is armed.
'Now we'll continue to the investigation,' said Hurst police Lt. Mark Schwobel. 'We have several leads to follow up on. We have several witnesses.'
Classes at Richland Middle School in the Birdville Independent School District were canceled due to the SWAT situation just houses down from the campus. Via their Twitter account, Birdville ISD officials said police requested classes be canceled.
'All other campuses are safe and will continue on their normal schedules,' read a statement on the school's website.
It all began when Hurst police became involved in a chase with a drunken driving suspect at about 3 a.m. on Texas 10, according to a report from The Star-Telegram. The suspect eventually crashed the car and fled on foot.
He was later found at JJ's Fast Stop in the 7400 block of Baker Boulevard. According to Hurst police Lt. Mark Schwobel, the suspect appeared to point a weapon at officers before fleeing on foot into a homein the 7400 block of Bridges Avenue. Schwobel told the Star-Telegram that a man and woman left the house at about 8 a.m., but neither were the chase suspect.
Schwobel said he hopes information from the two individuals inside the home will help them identify the suspect who they described as a white male in his early 20s.