Infant found alone after call about barricaded man inside Clear Lake apartment

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Man hold child hostage in barricade incident
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There were reports the man was holding a child hostage early Thursday morning after an assault report.

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KTRK) -- A mom and her infant child are safe after a tense situation Thursday in a Clear Lake apartment.

It began at an apartment in the 16200 block of Space Center Blvd. with a dispute between the woman and a man when the woman's mother arrived, police said.

The woman told officers the man threatened both women who locked themselves in a bedroom, according to Houston police.

That's when the man took the baby who was inside the apartment, authorities said. The two women climbed out of a window and called police.

When officers went inside the apartment, they found the baby alone and the man was nowhere to be found.

There were no reports of injuries to anyone involved, including the child.

Detectives with HPD Major Assaults Division were investigating the incident.