Man holds son hostage during 3-hour SWAT standoff in northeast Houston

SWAT officers at the scene of a standoff in northeast Houston. Officials said it ended peacefully
June 16, 2013 6:02:06 AM PDT
A four-year old boy is safe with his mother after his dad allegedly held him hostage for hours in a northeast Houston SWAT standoff.

It happened inside a home on Jordan Heights near Little York.

Officers said the woman went to the home to discuss child-support. That's when the father of her child allegedly pistol-whipped her twice.

Another relative inside the home separated them and the woman ran out of the house, but the man stayed inside with their son.

The SWAT team was called in and it took negotiators three hours to get the man out of the house.

Officials said he came out peacefully and his son was not hurt.

There is no word yet on charges the suspect will face.

Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices


Load Comments