Standoff in Hearne ends without incident

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Dennis Phillips | Robertson County News The scene Tuesday evening as negotiators work to peacefully resolve the standoff on Hwy. 6. No injuries were reported and the driver was transported to St. Joseph’s in Bryan for a diabetic condition.

UPDATE: 5/22/2014
The suspect has been identified as Paula Hyden of Bryan. It has also been confirmed that Hyden suffered a diabetic shock episode and no charges have been filled at the time of this update.
- Dennis Phillips
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A potentially dangerous situation unfolded on Hwy. 6 in Hearne Tuesday evening when a woman coming out of Bryan traveling north in the southbound lanes. The Driver originally refused to exit her vehicle when ordered to do so by the Texas Department of Public Safety officer at the scene.

Hearne Police Department along with the Bryan Police Department and SWAT units were on hand in case the situation escalated. After several hours of negotiation, the woman exited her vehicle and was transported to St. Joesph’s in Bryan due to a diabetic condition that officers believe started the event.

Around 8:30 p.m. the woman caused a series of accidents leaving Bryan including one close to the Texas Department of Public Safety offices at Hwy. 6 and FM 2818.
All highway traffic was closed after tack strips were deployed to blow out the vehicles tires. Coming to a stop in the middle of Hwy. 6, Texas DPS quickly closed down all lanes of traffic, closed businesses, and kept onlookers indoors as negotiations were underway.

Hearne Police Department was stationed at the top of Hwy. 6 and the United Pacific Railroad was halted.

While no information has been released by any law enforcement, the Robertson County News was on the scene. No statement has been issued as to wether charges are going to be filed and the driver was not harned.

Businesses fron Ruckers BBQ to Love’s truck Stop was shut down, but all traffic lanes resumed service at roughly 11:40 p.m. Traffic was routed through FM 485, Vaughn Lane, and Tenth Street.

Officers on scene included Texas DPS, Hearne PD, Robertson County Sherrif’s Office, Robertson County EMS, and Bryan Police Department. All officers worked cautiously for a peaceful resolution.

Dennis Phillips | Robertson County News

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