Armed man prompts El Paso police SWAT situation

SWAT situation at 1400 Paisano Drive near S. Cotton Street on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

El Paso police SWAT is in southcentral responded to reports of an armed man.

The call happened around 8 a.m. in the 1400 Paisano Drive near S. Cotton Street.

An El Paso police spokesperson said a man armed with a gun was inside a store.

Police said the man is known to shoplift and was told by an employee of the store he wasn't allowed inside.

Later the man returned with a gun and at some point the clerk inside escaped, said police at the scene.

A SWAT team was able to go inside, but the armed man had taken off, according to police.

El Paso police are searching for the man in the area.

They said the armed man isn't an immediate threat.

Our news crew captured the medical examiner vehicle and a stretcher with what appeared to be a body on the scene.

We will continue to update this story once more information becomes available.

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