Man in Standoff With Texas Police Is Sending Live Updates From Whisper
Police in Grand Prairie, Texas are currently in a standoff with an allegedly armed man who is sending live updates to Whisper, the anonymous secret sharing app. In one message, the user claims, "I am going to die today."
"We have confirmation from the interior of the vehicle that this is indeed the guy in the standoff," Slade Sohmer, Whisper's Head of News, told the Daily Dot. "We're actively in touch with him as we speak."
And according to series of direct messages sent to us between the man in the standoff with police and Whisper's Josh Chavers, police first approached the man because he apparently intimated that he is considering killing himself.
Update, 7:14 p.m.: The Dallas Morning News reports that the standoff has ended "peacefully" after four hours. Police apparently used tear gas to draw the man—33 and from Grand Prairie—out of his car.