Hostages released after hours-long armed standoff in southeast Houston home

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An armed man barricaded inside a southeast Houston home held several people, including a 1-year-old and a person with a disability, hostage for hours, police say.

Just before noon, the man released the hostages and was taken into police custody. A woman was taken out of the home on a stretcher, and officials carried out the baby. A man could be seen with a bandage on his head walking around outside the home.

SWAT officers spent the morning on the scene in the 4100 block of Grassmere.

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Initial information to police was that the situation was prompted by a domestic argument.



A woman called 911 around 5:30 a.m. and told police a man with a gun was choking her.

Police say the armed man lives in the home. His identity has not been released.
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