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.
Our SWAT & Hostage Negotiations Teams are on scene of a barricaded male suspect in an apartment at 2501 Lazy Hollow, near Westheimer.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 13, 2021
Prelim info is the male assaulted a female, who was taken to a hospital. No other info is known at this time. PIO is also en route. #hounews pic.twitter.com/E1GPHAxjP2
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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