Suspect in custody after standoff in Cypress

Terry Eugene Bishop, 50, is charged with criminal mischief and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

July 23, 2012 12:03:24 PM PDT
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies say a man is finally in custody this morning after hours of negotiations with officials.

Officials say the suspect, Terry Eugene Bishop, barricaded himself inside a residence in the 25000 block of the Northwest Freeway north of Barker Cypress around 2:30am.

According to HCSO, Bishop was dropped off at his residence by a taxi driver. As he exited the cab, deputies say Bishop reached into his pocket as if to pay the driver, then he produced a knife and threatened the driver.

The driver sped away and investigators said the suspect ran inside the residence where he then threatened several family members. One family member called 911. Everyone was able to get out, but the suspect barricaded himself inside.

Deputies set a perimeter around the home and members of the Harris County Sheriff's High Risk Operations Unit were deployed.

Authorities said the man was highly intoxicated, which made negotiations difficult. He grew agitated easily and would hang up the phone, officials said.

The man also reportedly fired about three shots inside the residence, investigators said. None of the shots were fired at deputies and no one was injured, according to officials.

The suspect was eventually coaxed out of the home and taken into custody without incident around 9am.

Bishop, 50, is charged with criminal mischief and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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