Police in Temple were able to diffuse a tense situation at a healthcare facility Thursday.

Shortly after Noon, I saw a post in Facebook Group Temple, TX - City Watch about a situation at Scott & White's West Campus, 5701 Airport Road.

I reached out to the Temple Police Department for information and heard back from Cody Weems, Interim Public Relations Manager with the City of Temple.

According to Weems, emergency services received a report about a man threatening to harm himself in a parking lot in the area of Scott & White West at 11:00 AM. Officers responded and were able to successfully deescalate the situation.

I saw a comment about the man in question possibly being a soldier, but Weems could not confirm that during our exchange early Thursday afternoon.

For now, all I can say is I'm happy to report that the situation didn't end tragically.

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