Man accused of threatening several residents with a knife before barricading himself inside SE Houston apartment, police say

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HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department’s SWAT detail and hostage negotiation team are responding to reports a man barricaded himself at an apartment complex in southeast Houston.

At approximately 6 p.m., the Houston Police Department’s SWAT detail and hostage negotiation team were called to an apartment complex at 7313 Gulf Freeway in reference to reports a man threated multiple residents with a knife before barricading himself inside an apartment unit there.

The negotiation team mad contact with the man and ultimately convinced the man to give himself up without incident, HPD Commander Howard said.

The suspect is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.