A thirty-nine-year-old man in Houston, Texas, screamed suicidal threats while firing at police. A standoff with the man who was barricaded inside the Baron Inn motel began at around 2AM, Thursday morning. The man had at least one hostage, a woman.
Police responded to a 911 call from a woman who said she was being held in the motel against her will. As soon as police and SWAT arrived on the scene, the man started shooting. He was armed with a pistol and an SKS, a Russian semi-automatic rifle. After some negotiation with police, the woman was released unharmed but the man remained holed up in the motel room. No further information is available at this time.
The Political Insider reports:
In Houston, Texas, a 39-year-old is screaming suicidal comments while firing dozens of shoots at police officers from a motel. Some shots were being fired through the side walls of his room. One shot grazed a male who was staying in another room.
This is horrible!
A man fired dozens of rounds at officers while holding a woman hostage at a motel in northwest Houston, police said early Thursday.
The standoff began around 2 a.m. at the Baron Inn motel on W. 34th east of Highway 290. A woman called 911 and told police she was behind held against her will