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Suspect releases hostages from Westside hotel room, surrenders, police say

Houston police, SWAT negotiators are outside a hotel in Houston's Westside after a standoff on Jan. 2, 2020.
Houston police, SWAT negotiators are outside a hotel in Houston's Westside after a standoff on Jan. 2, 2020. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Houston police and SWAT negotiators worked for two hours to get a man to surrender after he’d barricaded himself in a Westside Houston hotel room with two hostages Thursday evening.

Police tweeted at 4:41 p.m. that negotiators were en route to the OYO Hotel Houston Galleria West located at 9041 Westheimer Road.

At about 6:30 p.m. two women came out of the room and the suspect surrendered to police.


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