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April 04, 2007
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Texas: Fired nursing home worker in custody after armed stand-off

The Associated Press

Emergency crews stage near the Castle Manor Nursing Home, Tuesday, in Garland, Texas. A nursing home employee who was fired Tuesday barricaded himself inside the facility with a gun for about three hours before being taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
GARLAND, Texas — An armed employee who was fired Tuesday barricaded himself in a nursing home with some residents still inside, authorities said. He was taken into custody after about three hours.

No injuries were reported in the standoff in this Dallas suburb. Some residents got out, said police spokesman Joe Harn, but he did not know how many. Workers planned to check on the residents left inside.

A SWAT team was called in, and police talked with the man, Harn said. It wasn't immediately clear how he was taken into custody.

The Castle Manor nursing home has about 100 residents. Many relatives of residents waited outside during the standoff.

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