News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/31/2021 6:29:08 PM to 2/1/2021 8:55:16 AM.

News Flash

Police - News & Events

Posted on: January 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Man taken into custody after holding woman at knifepoint

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, just before noon, police were dispatched to a home in the 2200 Block of Poplar St. in south Abilene. A call had been placed to 9-1-1 from inside the home. The call taker could hear a domestic disturbance in the background of the open line. A male was threatening the life of a female. Officers responded to the home and found a male inside the residence was threatening to cause fatal harm to a female with a knife. Officers negotiated with the suspect while SWAT arrived at the scene and took up position around the home. The male came out of the home holding the knife to the female. He was subsequently shot by SWAT. He was transported to the hospital and it does not appear the wound is a life-threatening injury. He was released and is being processed into the Taylor County Jail. The female was uninjured. Currently, police are withholding the name of the suspect.





Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police - News & Events

Murder / Suicide in South Abilene

Posted on: May 3, 2023

APD Increasing Traffic Enforcement

Posted on: April 26, 2023

Abilene PD Class 60 Graduation

Posted on: February 28, 2023

DWI Enforcement

Posted on: February 27, 2023

Man Arrested After Holding Female Hostage

Posted on: February 24, 2023

APD Retirement and Recognition Ceremony

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Update - Suspect Shot in North Abilene

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Male Shot in North Abilene

Posted on: January 22, 2023

Homicide Arrest

Posted on: January 11, 2023

Abilene Man Charged with Homicide

Posted on: January 6, 2023