Southeast Houston chase ends with standoff, arrest

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man is now in custody after he led authorities on a chase through southeast Houston that ended in a tense standoff.

The pursuit came to an end on Groton Drive at Carlton. SkyEyed HD was over the scene as police, with guns drawn, waited for the suspect to get out of the car. He finally did and was taken into custody without incident.

Houston police say the chase began in the 8600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in southeast Houston.

According to police, the suspect had an expired registration tag. They tried to pull him over, but the suspect didn't stop. The suspect then drove into a neighborhood and ended up across the street from an elementary school

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Raw video of a police chase that has ended in southeast Houston.

Police say the suspect's mother lives in the neighborhood. Once the suspect stopped, police and a SWAT team moved in.

"I love him. I love him. That's my baby child," said chase suspect Mary Bass. "I just paid #17,000 two years ago to get him out on bond."

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The suspect stayed in the car for about 15 minutes without responding. He finally got out of the car. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Police say the suspect didn't appear impaired. They're interviewing his mother.

During the pursuit, the Woodson Leadership Academy in HISD was placed on lockdown.

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