Standoff in Fort Worth ends without incident

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FORT WORTH -- Shots fired in a neighborhood near Western Hills Elementary School late Thursday drew the response of dozens of Fort Worth police officers and a SWAT team

No injuries were reported in the incident in the 3000 block of Phoenix Drive that began near midnight as an aggravated assault, said Fort Worth police spokeswoman Sharron Neal.

"Officers responded and spoke with two victims who stated that a man shot at them with a handgun and they were in fear for their safety," Neal said.

The 26-year-old suspect barricaded himself in an apartment on Phoenix Drive, Neal said. Patrol officers established a perimeter and called for SWAT assistance.

After a four-hour standoff, the suspect surrendered without incident, Neal said.

The suspect's name is being withheld until the booking process is complete, Neal said.

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