2 found dead inside SW Houston apartment after hours-long standoff

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- SWAT officers called to a southwest Houston apartment where a suspect had barricaded made a tragic discovery Wednesday morning.

Houston police said the bodies of two men were found at the end of a standoff that lasted for seven hours in the 5200 block of Arboles Drive, near Chimney Rock and West Bellfort.

Police took the suspect into custody.

According to police, the Hispanic men who died were among the seven people inside the home, including the suspect, during the reported siege.

Over the course of the ordeal, two other people escaped through a window, while another two got out through a back door of the apartment unit.

Police suspected the deaths were due to drug overdoses. They added the deaths will be conducted as a murder investigation.

Details of the suspect, including the person's identity and charges, were not immediately disclosed.
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