SWAT team finds five dead dogs after standoff with woman in northeast Harris County

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Authorities say a northeast Harris County woman is getting a psychiatric evaluation after she killed five dogs and even threatened to take human life (KTRK)

A SWAT team found multiple dead dogs inside a northeast Harris County home, and investigators believe the pet owner is responsible for killing them.

It happened at a home in the 3500 block of Deep Anchor Way.

That woman was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation Wednesday night. Investigators said she killed five of her estranged husband's dogs and even threatened to take human life.

For hours, this northeast Harris County neighborhood was under siege.

"I've never seen anything like this," neighbor Brittany Walker said.

SWAT officers swarmed this home on Deep Anchor Way. Inside was a woman with a gun and plenty of threats to go along with it.

"No body really knows of her. She always stays inside," Walker said.

Earlier in the day, deputies made contact with the woman.

"The female stopped negotiating with us and it became more aggressive and threatening to harm herself or anyone else," said Deputy T.M. Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators say gunshots were heard coming from the home. The woman killed four of her dogs.

"It's pretty bad if you want to kill your dogs. She must be pretty distraught," Gilliland said.

SWAT officers called in a robot before moving in. Dozens of neighbors blocked from their homes, stranded for hours.

"I'm a little irritated. I just want to get home, and I've had a long day at work," neighbor Cherry Kroum said.

And after a long standoff, the woman eventually was taken in custody.

Investigators said they're not sure if any charges will be filed against the woman for killing her dogs.
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