Northeast Tarrant

Teen breaks into his apartment, holds police at bay

A 19-year-old man held police at bay for almost four hours Sunday morning before SWAT team members arrested him, Flower Mound police said.
A 19-year-old man held police at bay for almost four hours Sunday morning before SWAT team members arrested him, Flower Mound police said. Star-Telegram archives

A man who broke into his own apartment and held police at bay was later arrested on drug charges, police said.

Police say Jonathan Lee, 19, broke a glass window at his apartment on Lakeside Parkway to get inside, barricaded himself in a bedroom and held authorities at bay for almost four hours before SWAT team members arrested him.

Lee was arrested on felony possession of narcotics, police Capt. Wess Griffin said in a Sunday news release.

“At this time it is unknown why Mr. Lee broke into the home and why he refused to communicate with police upon their initial arrival,” Griffin said in the release.

Lee suffered minor cuts from the window he crawled through, but no other injuries were reported in the standoff at the Nexus Lakeside Apartments, 2501 Lakeside Parkway, near Grapevine Lake.

The standoff began about 4:15 a.m. at the complex after police received several calls of hearing breaking glass and seeing a man crawl through a broken window.

Officers located the apartment and could see a flashlight shining through the second-story window.

“Officers did not immediately go into the apartment because they did not know if the homeowner was inside,” Griffin said in a telephone interview.

SWAT team members were called to the scene and authorities attempted to contact Lee by throwing a telephone into the apartment.

“After exhausting all methods of contact without success, SWAT made entry into the home,” Griffin said in the news release.

Lee was arrested without incident.

No one else was in the apartment at the time of his arrest, police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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