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Deputies arrest man they say threatened to kill neighbor who refused sex

A deputy's cruiser is parked at a Harris County, Texas, apartment complex after a disturbance Jan. 4, 2017. (Cesar Martinez/KPRC 2)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A High Risk Operations Unit was called Wednesday to a neighborhood in west Harris County after a man was seen walking around with a gun, authorities said.

Deputies were called around 2 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 1000 block of South Mason Road for reports of a suspicious person.

According to investigators, the man knocked on a neighbor's door and asked her for sex. When she declined and threatened to tell his girlfriend he threatened to kill her.

"Upon arrival, it was discovered that the 24-year-old black male, that lives next door, made sexual advances towards her and (she) threatened to tell his girlfriend. He became upset, approached her at which time he threatened to kill her, " Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Cedrick Collier said. 

The HROU team was called in around 5:15 a.m. when the man refused to come out of his apartment, investigators said.

Negotiators were brought in and the man was arrested. Investigators said the gun and drugs were found in his home after he tried to flush them down the toilet.

Channel 2 spoke with the man's girlfriend, who did not want to be identified. She said none of the accusations are true. According to the girlfriend, there was no threat involving sex and or a gun.

The girlfriend claimed she asked the woman if she had been having sex with her boyfriend.

The girlfriend said the woman told her they had not had sex, but she did show the girlfriend text messages the two exchanged. The girlfriend said she wasn't angry about the texts.

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