UPDATE: Suspect is now in custody

Suspect faces assault charges

Standoff

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria Police Department officers are on a standoff in the 1900 block of Lawndale near Sam Houston Drive and North Ben Jordan Street.

Police have confirmed a person is holed up inside one of the apartments there. It is best to stay away from the area. If you live in the apartment complex, it’s best to shelter in place.

UPDATE: Police have confirmed suspect is now in custody. Authorities said a victim was able to get out of the apartment and is expected to be okay. The standoff starting around 1:30 p.m. and ended just before 3 p.m. Joaquin Fuentes, 36, is charged with assault family violence, strangulation.