HOUSTON – A Houston police chase in the Braeswood area has ended in an hours-long standoff with a suspect Wednesday afternoon in southwest Houston.
The chase began at about 3:15 p.m. near the 10800 block of Old Main Street when officers tried to make a traffic stop, police said. It is unclear what prompted the chase.
It came to an end near the 4400 block of North Braeswood where the suspect crashed.
The suspect remained inside the vehicle and dozens of police officers are at the scene with guns drawn and a K9 unit is on standby. Houston police tweeted at 4:15 p.m. that hostage negotiators and SWAT teams were en route.
Our Hostage Negotiation & SWAT teams are en route to a male suspect barricaded in a disabled vehicle at 4400 N. Braeswood.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 16, 2020
Preliminary info is the suspect was driving a vehicle involved in a robbery & led officers on a pursuit.
Please avoid the area. PIO en route.#hounews pic.twitter.com/comK0L1qCx
Just before 6 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody by police with no incident.