SWAT standoff ends with children missing, later found safe

SWAT standoff ends with children missing, later found safe

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The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office working to piece together details after a standoff triggered by a reported assault.

A grandmother fled from her home in the 7400 block of Auburn, just west of Upland, and called 911 reporting she'd been assaulted and that the suspect was barricaded with six children possibly inside.

Deputies responded in force including the SWAT unit. Nearby homes in the neighborhood were evacuated as a precaution. After attempting to make contact with the suspect inside, the team went into the home and found no one there.

Later, deputies were able to contact the children's mother and learned they were with her. She brought them back to verify they were safe.

There is no report of any arrest made and no word on what happened to the man who reportedly assaulted the older woman.

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