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Entities respond to male subject threatening to commit suicide in early morning hours

The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Eagle Pass Fire Department EMS services responded to an area on Coyunda St in the Loma Bonita sector of the community, at approximately 6:00 am regarding a male individual threatening to commit suicide.

Upon arrival at the scene, officials made contact with family members of an individual identified as Jaime Sierra who reported that the man had a 9mm pistol and was threatening to commit suicide

Officials proceeded to try to talk to the individual and convince him to turn himself over to authorities.

After an almost 3 hour stand-off the individual was convinced to turn himself over to authorities and was transported to the Tom Bowels Detention Center where he is being held for his own safety.

Maverick County Chief Deputy Roberto de Leon reported that at this time they are investigating the incident to see if any charges are to be brought against the individual.

The man will also be referred to the Camino Real Mental Health Services for evaluation.

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