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Dickinson man in custody following 2-hour SWAT standoff

Gaylan Royce Henley, 24, of Dickinson was transported to the Southwest Multi-Country Correctional Center and booked on charges of Terrorizing, a Class C Felony

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Member of the Southwest Tactical Team, secures room in room clearing training session. Photo by Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press
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DICKINSON — A Dickinson man is in custody following a standoff with the Southwest Tactical Team at an apartment complex in downtown Dickinson.

Police were dispatched to the complex, located in the 10 block of 6th Avenue East, at 8:42 a.m. on May 20, regarding a report of a male who threatened a visitor to the building with a knife. The visitor was able to exit the complex and notified police.

Police identified the male suspected alleged to have brandished the knife as 24-year-old Gaylan Royce Henley, a tenant of the apartment complex.

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Police were called to the complex, located in the 10 block of 4th Avenue East, around 8:42 A.M. for a report of a male who threatened a visitor to the building with a knife.
Photo by Jason R. O'day

Patrol officers responded to Henley's apartment and attempted to make contact with him without success. Henley did not respond to officers requests and barricaded himself within the apartment. Based on past interactions with the individual, the Southwest Tactical Team and the Southwest Crisis Negotiations Team were called to the scene.

Negotiators also attempted to contact Henley, but he did not respond.

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Around 11:20 a.m., 2 hours and 38 minutes after the incident began, the Southwest Tactical Team conducted a deliberate entry into the apartment to take Henley into custody.

During the entry process, police say Henley resisted arrest and requiring several less-lethal bean bag rounds and a taser to be deployed by SWAT members to overcome the resistance.

Henley was ultimately placed into custody and was transported to CHI St. Alexius Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, before being transported to the Southwest Multi-Country Correctional Center and booked on charges of Terrorizing, a Class C Felony.

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