Man in custody after throwing ‘random objects’ from Chase Tower, police say

HPD officers blocked multiple streets near the Chase Tower in Downtown Saturday morning as they engage in a standoff with a man who they say threw random objects from the 24th floor (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man who was caught throwing objects from a broken window on the 24th floor of downtown Houston’s JPMorgan Chase Tower is now in custody, authorities say.

Houston Police Department patrol officers were flagged down by witnesses in the 600 block of Travis Street on Saturday. Police said people on the scene reported seeing broken glass fall from the building.

When officers arrived, they said they saw a man, possibly in his 20s or 30s, poking his head out from the 24th floor, throwing objects such as paper and trash cans.

Police said Chase Tower’s management team was investigating how the man entered the building.

Multiple streets surrounding the tower were blocked off as a precaution due to the falling debris.

No injuries were reported.

The man was transported to the hospital for mental evaluation, according to police. He will not face charges.

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