UPDATE: Suspect found in attic after standoff, now in police custody


UPDATE: The Waco Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshal Task Force were doing a secondary search on the house on Chestnut Street. They located 30-year-old Elroy Slaughter hidden in the attic and he has now been taken into custody.

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The Waco standoff has ended, and the suspect was not at home.

The schools that were on lockdown were released and the students went home.

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Waco ISD put two schools on a soft lockdown as police confronted a barricaded person in a home on Chestnut Street.

Those schools are J.H. Hines Elementary School and G. L. Wiley Opportunity Center.

Police officers attempted to serve the man a warrant for a parole violation earlier today but he would not come out of the house. They believe he is armed.

The suspect has been identified as a man in his 30s, and is wanted for a parole violation. He was in jail previously for burglary.

The school district says the schools are locked down as a precaution and classes are continuing as scheduled.

FOX44 will have more information as it becomes available.

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