Man taken into custody after he barricades self inside Spring Branch home, police say

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HOUSTON – An armed man is now in custody after he barricaded himself inside a home in the Spring Branch area.

The incident is happening at the 9400 block of Spring Branch drive near Blalock Road in west Houston.

Hostage negotiators and Houston police SWAT team were called to the scene at around 10 a.m.

The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to a neuropsychiatric center for an evaluation, police say.


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