Suspect taken into custody after standoff at motel off E. Freeway

HOUSTON – SWAT officers took a man into custody after a three-hour standoff at an east side motel Monday.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers were originally trying to serve a warrant at 9 a.m. at the Motel 7 located in the 10100 block of the East Freeway.

The suspect refused to come out and barricaded himself in the motel bathroom.

HPD said SWAT was able to get in contact with the suspect via phone but negotiations failed. Police deployed tear gas to get the suspect to come out.

Suspect was taken into custody just before noon.


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