New details have been released by the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office about an incident Thursday afternoon in the Cooks Point community that prompted a large law enforcement response.

At around 4 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call regarding a male subject who was experiencing a crisis.  Deputies and the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team arrived at the scene, located near the intersection of Highway 21 East and FM 1362 South.

The sheriff’s office said the incident became “increasingly volatile” as the subject made statements that he had a handgun and would not go to jail or the hospital, before locking himself in his house.

Additional sheriff’s office personnel and DPS troopers responded and temporarily closed FM 1362 South for their safety and the safety of passing drivers.

The Crisis Intervention Team maintained communications with the subject until he was safely detained and the incident was peacefully resolved.  FM 1362 South was reopened to traffic shortly after 7:15 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said no criminal charges have been or are expected to be filed.  The name of the individual involved, along with any other information regarding the final disposition of the matter, will not be released. 

The following phone numbers are available services for individuals who may be experiencing crisis:

Crisis Line: 988

Crisis Hotline: 1-888-522-8262

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  1. Mental health care is so important. Proper care around here is so scarce, you really have to drive to B/CS or Austin for any real help. Prayers go out to this man

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