Baytown SWAT standoff over, suspect in police custody

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- Baytown police have taken a suspect into custody after a man with a rifle fired shots this afternoon triggering a SWAT standoff.

The standoff ended just after 4:30pm. Authorities are now clearing the home. The man's name has not been released.

According to a Baytown police spokesperson, at about 12:30pm, a man was firing randomly at a home on Cactus Street. No one was injured, but officers arrived, and the man fired at an unknown target. The officers retreated and the man went inside the home and barricaded himself. More shots were heard as the hours' long standoff went on. It's not known if anyone else was in the house.

Nearby residents were asked to shelter in place during the standoff, but are now free to go outside.

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