SWAT situation at apartment ends with arrest of man accused of assaulting woman

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Members of Houston Police Department's SWAT team were able to take into custody a man who barricaded himself inside an apartment near Westheimer Saturday afternoon.

The man is accused of assaulting a woman, who police said is his neighbor, moments before officers arrived.

It started around 12:50 p.m. in an apartment on Lazy Hollow Drive.



Police said the woman whom the man assaulted was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Around 1:30 p.m., police said the SWAT team was still continuing its efforts to convince the suspect to come out of the apartment safely. It wasn't until around 3 p.m. that authorities reported the man was taken into custody.

Officers said they used chemicals to make him come out after he ran to the back of his bedroom.



The victim's condition is not known. Police have not said what may have led to the assault.

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