Friends of Ex-Marine Behind SWAT Standoff Say PTSD Played A Factor
August 27, 2013
A SWAT standoff outside a Central Lubbock home Monday night, ended peacefully, but tonight friends of the ex-marine behind it say post traumatic stress disorder played a major factor.
Jordan Bailey has known Gabriel Edmeier for two years and said when they first started hanging out she knew things weren't right.
"I knew that he had kinda had some emotional problems from being in the war," said Bailey. "But I honestly never thought anything like that would have happened."
Gabriel Edmeier, 28, barricaded himself in his home on the 2200 block of 33rd street Monday, where Lubbock police say he threatened to kill himself or anyone who entered.
LPD said Edmeier is an ex-marine experienced in combat and was armed with semi-automatic weapons and body armor.
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SWAT standoff ends peacefully