Truck driver arrested in Hope after standoff with Arkansas State Police


HOPE, Ark. (KTAL/KSHV) — A truck driver has been arrested following a standoff with Arkansas State Police.

The incident started around 9:15 a.m. Thursday at a weigh station off Interstate-30 in Hope.

According to Arkansas State Police, the standoff began when troopers tried to take a man into custody after learning that he was wanted on a felony warrant out of San Antonio, Texas.

The man, who had a gun, got into a scuffle with ASP before barricading himself inside his 18-wheeler.

After several hours the man surrendered and troopers arrested him without incident. They also found out that he had a second gun inside the truck.

No one was injured in the standoff.

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