Man accused of holding girlfriend hostage

Published On: Oct 23 2012 10:38:47 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 23 2012 12:13:42 PM CDT
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HOUSTON -

A man accused of holding his girlfriend hostage in her northeast Houston apartment surrendered Tuesday.

Investigators said a woman inside an apartment at 7373 North Wayside called police on Monday to say that she felt threatened by her 19-year-old boyfriend and she filed an assault complaint.

Tuesday at 8 a.m., the woman said her boyfriend came back to her apartment and would not let her or her three children leave, so she called 911.

When officers arrived, they knocked on her door, but no one answered, so SWAT was called out. As SWAT was en route, the suspect gave up and was taken into custody, officials said.

No weapons were found on the suspect. He faces a continuing assault charge. Police said he has a history of mental issues.

His name was not released.

The victims were not injured.