SWAT scene ends peacefully in SW Houston

July 10, 2011 4:25:46 PM PDT
An HPD SWAT scene ended peacefully this afternoon in southwest Houston. It happened around 4:30pm at Charleston Apartments on Sandpiper near West Airport.

Officials say a 17-year-old man barricaded himself inside an apartment unit. It was unclear if he was armed or if anyone else was inside.

SWAT officers surrounded the unit and coaxed the man to surrender without incident.

According to police, the man was trying to commit suicide. No shots were fired.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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