• The episode started about 2 p.m. Thursday and ras a part of a standoff on a residential avenue in Levelland, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Lubbock.

AP | , Levelland, Texas

PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 04:58 AM IST

Four officers had been shot and wounded, two critically, after a person barricaded himself in a home in a small West Texas city, authorities mentioned.

The episode started about 2 p.m. Thursday and ras a part of a standoff on a residential avenue in Levelland, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Lubbock.

Details had been sketchy, however Levelland police mentioned in a social media posting that three of the wounded officers had been taken to a Lubbock hospital, whereas one went to a Levelland hospital. An announcement from the Levelland hospital mentioned it went on lockdown.

Police mentioned one of many wounded officers was from the Levelland police pressure. Hockley County sheriff’s deputies, the FBI, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lubbock police tactical unit had been helping Levelland police on the crime scene.

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