HOUSTON A man who held his girlfriend hostage at a northwest Houston Motel 6 Thursday morning surrendered to police after a brief standoff.The entire ordeal happened in front of the couple s children.

Houston police received a call about a possible hostage situation at the motel in the 5500 block of West 34th Street around 9:20 a.m.

They immediately surrounded the place and after about 30 minutes, the suspect released the woman and came out.

He was expected to be charged with unlawful restraint.

No one was physically hurt.
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