Victoria Police detain man holed up in house for about 9 hours

Man holed up in house in Downtown for 9 hours

Update: Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Victoria Police detained this man. He will undergo a mental evaluation.

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Tuesday around 11 a.m. the Victoria Public Library was evacuated due to a man holed up at a house near the 400 block of Liberty and E. Power St. At this hour, the areas around the 400 block of Liberty are closed to traffic.

Victoria Police said around 7:30 a.m. a man possibly having a mental crisis arrived at the house of an acquaintance. At last report the acquaintance was not in the house.

Victoria SWAT is on the scene.

Police were called to the same house Monday. The details of the call were not immediately available.