Gunman in custody after standoff at Baylor hospital

Photo courtesy Baylor Scott & White.

WAXAHACHIE — At 6:23 p.m. Saturday evening, a 33-year-old Hispanic male suspect entered the Emergency Room of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Waxahachie while allegedly holding a gun to the torso of an infant female.

Hospital personnel quickly called 9-1-1, cleared out the waiting room and the suspect gave the baby over to them. Police arrived at 6:24 p.m. and entered into a standoff with suspect.

The suspect indicated to hospital staff that he had another child in his car in the parking lot, which personnel also brought to safety during the incident.

Lorenzo Zarate of Austin, Texas was arrested by the Waxahachie Police Department at Baylor Scott & White at Waxahachie on Saturday, September 3, 2016 following allegations he pointed a gun at his daughter and entered into a standoff with police.Photo courtesy Ellis County Sheriff's Office.

Lorenzo Zarate of Austin, Texas was arrested by the Waxahachie Police Department at Baylor Scott & White at Waxahachie on Saturday, September 3, 2016 following allegations he pointed a gun at his daughter and entered into a standoff with police.

A hostage negotiator was called in and after approximately 15 minutes of negotiation, the standoff ended safely at 7:40 p.m., resulting in the arrest of Lorenzo Zarate of Austin. Zarate is charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of trying to take a gun from an officer.

Zarate was driving on IH-35E from Austin, and for unknown reasons made the decision to stop at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Waxahachie. The incident remains under investigation.