SWAT team drags suspect from his mom’s northeast Harris County home

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 9:54 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A seven-hour long standoff came to an end early Wednesday after deputies said the suspect gave himself up at his mom’s home in northeast Harris County.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies had a warrant for the suspect’s arrest after he allegedly violated a restraining order his wife has against him. Deputies were also asked to do a welfare check on the suspect’s mom at her home Scuttle Way and Jack Tar Drive near Crosby.

Deputies arrived at the home around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

They said the 46-year-old suspect told officers he would kill himself before getting arrested and then ran inside the home. The man claimed he was armed, deputies said, so they backed away from the home and called in a SWAT team.

“Our negotiators came in; they spoke with him and started a negotiation line with him,” said Deputy Thomas Gilliland. “After several hours of negotiating, and using some other tactics, we were able to bring him out successfully.”

Deputies said the suspect’s mom was home at the time, but she stayed outside during the standoff.

The man finally surrendered just before 3 a.m. He was taken away by deputies without further incident.

Deputies said they later found an arsenal of weapons inside the home including hand guns and rifles.

“We did find long guns, pistols, and other assorted rifles,” said Gilliland. “It was a situation that HROU (SWAT) completed, and negotiators did an excellent job – it was text book all the way getting him out in a peaceful resolution.”

The suspect was taken to the hospital for observation.

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