Suspect arrested after firing at SWAT during overnight standoff

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HOUSTON, TX – The robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a northwest Houston home for hours overnight is finally in custody.

The standoff started around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Tangiers Rd. Officers say the man, who was wanted for aggravated robbery, had shut himself in the attic. Police set up a perimeter because they suspected the man was armed. When he refused to come come out, SWAT went in around 11:30 p.m.

“As one of the officers pulled the attic access cord and pulled down the door, the suspect fired multiple rounds at the SWAT officers,” said HPD spokesman Victor Senties. “Fearing for their lives, they returned fire.”

No one was hurt in the exchange.

Early Wednesday morning, the suspect finally surrendered to police after hours of negotiations.


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