Man surrenders after overnight SWAT standoff in SW Houston

July 4, 2011 4:52:51 AM PDT
A 20-year-old man has surrendered after a nearly three-hour long overnight SWAT standoff in southwest Houston. Police were called out to the Huntington Glen apartments on Bissonnet near Keegan around 1am. Authorities say the man had taken his girlfriend hostage inside her apartment and was refusing to come out.

Hostage negotiators worked for hours and the man surrendered. The woman told authorities the couple had problems in the past.

"I believe he has recently been arrested for assaulting her and possibly on probation for that," said Lt. R.A. Besselman with the Houston Police Department. "That could be the reason he didn't want to come out."

There were reports the man was armed with a rifle. Investigators say they have not found any weapons yet and no one was hurt.

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