SWAT standoff ends in the Heights with no arrest

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The SWAT standoff is going on in the Heights. (KTRK)

An HPD SWAT standoff in the Heights is over, but police don't have a suspect in custody.

It all started around 11:20am when investigators were called about a man running around in the street. A deputy constable responded and found the suspect, who reportedly even began running around the deputy's vehicle.

The deputy noticed the suspect had a gun in his hand and ordered him to drop it, but the suspect instead took off on foot into the back of a car dealership on West 13th and North Shepherd. From there, jumped a fence and ran into a residential area.

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Surveillance video shows SWAT suspect at car dealership

K-9 units were called in and picked up his scene at a home. Deputies also say they found a weapon nearby.

A SWAT team surrounded the house and started to give commands for the suspect to give up. By 2:30, after they'd received no response, tear gas was deployed and the SWAT team moved in. But the suspect was not inside.

Police believe the suspect was briefly in the house, which is why the K-9 hit on it, but must have slipped away.

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Surveillance video from SWAT standoff shows suspect in car dealership

The suspect is only described as a Hispanic male, who stands around 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 19-20 years old.

No one was hurt.
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