(TOMBALL, Texas) — A standoff inside a Texas hospital involving a man distraught about his son’s medical condition came to a peaceful end on Saturday.
The man who barricaded himself inside a room at the Tomball Regional Medical Center with his son surrendered without incident, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Tomball is located about 30 miles northwest of Houston.
Authorities said the man was distraught about his son’s medical condition and his threats were enough to require the Harris County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Operation Unit to be called in, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV.
“I don’t have all the details as far as how he was threatening others, but it was a situation that required the high risk operations unit to be contacted to get the situation under control,” said Harris County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Ambriz in a news conference on Sunday.
The standoff lasted nearly four hours, beginning around 7 p.m. CT and ending shortly before 11 p.m. CT with the suspect’s surrender.
Ambriz said the said the man surrendered after a SWAT team was called him.
“He did remain in the patient’s room and would not exit the patient’s room, which in and of itself was concerning,” Ambriz said. “ Fortunately, he was taken into custody without any further incident.”
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