Armed man transported to hospital after standoff with deputies on East freeway frontage road, HCSO says

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HOUSTON – The armed man who was in a standoff with deputies on the I-10 East Freeway feeder road Monday was transported to the hospital after shooting himself, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputies were conducting a traffic stop in the 1500 block of the East Freeway when a man, who was armed, refused to exit the vehicle.

Sheriff Gonzalez said the man was parked on the frontage road of the East Freeway for several hours. As a precaution, authorities closed off both sides of the East Freeway for a period of time.

The freeway was open shortly after, and the man was transported to the hospital in critical condition after deputies said he shot himself.

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