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HPD: K-9 takes down sexual assault suspect after SWAT standoff

Police say a man who was wanted for reportedly chasing a woman with a knife while he was naked was arrested after a SWAT standoff overnight.

HOUSTON – Police say a man who was wanted for reportedly chasing a woman with a knife while he was naked was arrested after a SWAT standoff overnight.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers received a call at 10:30 p.m. from a woman saying a naked man with a knife was chasing her at the Royal Palms Apartments.

An HPD unit happened to be nearby and responded to the scene at the apartments within a minute. There they saw the male suspect.

The suspect saw the officer and ran to his apartment and slammed the door. He refused to come out, so HPD called the SWAT units.

After several hours on the speaker, they convinced him to come out. He was fully dressed, since it was his apartment, but he was making motions like he was about to make a run for it.

HPD has a history of him running from them, so the SWAT K-9 unit released his dog, and the dog took the suspect down.

The woman was not harmed in the incident, police said.

The suspect was transported to the hospital with a dog bite to the arm.