According to the Lufkin Police Department, negotiations with the armed individual have ended and it is safe for people who live in the area to return to their homes.

The area is no longer barricaded.


The Lufkin Police Department are urging locals to avoid Shady Bend Drive and the intersection of Shady Bend Drive at Renfro Drive due to a barricaded individual with a gun on the 100 block of Shady Bend Drive.

Police have made contact with neighbors in the area and some have left their homes by choice.

According to the Lufkin Police Department, the individual has not made any threats of violence towards them.

Officers are proceeding with caution to make sure the individual, his neighbors and law enforcement officials are safe.