SWAT callout, Regis at I-27, police ask motorists to avoid the area (updated) – KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com


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Near the intersection of Regis Street and Interstate 27 (Nexstar/Staff)
LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police asked the public to avoid Regis Street at Interstate 27 Thanksgiving morning. Police then provided an update asking motorists to also avoid Interstate 27 at Regis.
“Drivers are encouraged to detour around this area using FM 1294 and North University Avenue,” police said.
Just before noon, police said southbound lanes of I-27 were re-opened. Northbound lanes remained closed.
Police responded to a the report of a suicidal subject at the Lubbock National Guard Armory at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, the situation was still ongoing with a SWAT callout and barricaded subject, police said.
One of the police statements said:
The Lubbock Police Department needs the public to avoid Interstate 27 around Regis Street. I-27 northbound and southbound at Regis Street are closed until further notice.
The LPD needs the public to avoid the area.
LPD SWAT is responding to a suicidal subject at I-27 at Regis Street. The northbound access road at Regis and Regis between MLK and I-27 will be closed. Airport traffic should take MLK instead of Regis.
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