Man surrenders to SWAT team after barricading himself in Baytown home

SWAT officers were called after an armed man barricaded himself inside a home near Baytown Saturday evening.

BAYTOWN, Texas - A SWAT team responded to a a man who barricaded himself inside a home in Baytown for nearly eight hours before surrendering. 

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, they responded to a weapons disturbance call at the home on Crossvine Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday,  

Deputies tried to communicate with the homeowner, but he refused to come out or talk to them. A Houston High Risk Operations Unit team (SWAT) was called to the scene. 

Harris County Sheriff's deputies blocked off nearby streets in the neighborhood.

The man's girlfriend told authorities he locked himself in a bathroom and threatened to harm himself. The girlfriend said he was armed with a gun.

SWAT tried to negotiate with the man. Around 12:30 a.m., tear gas cannisters were dispensed into the home. The suspect eventually came out and surrendered. 

Nobody was injured in the incident. The suspect was transported to a hospital for evaluation. 

The girlfriends said he formerly served in the Army and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

 

 

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