Hostage situation ends peacefully in northeast Houston

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

SWAT officers look over the scene of a hostage situation in northeast Houston on July 31, 2019.

HOUSTON - A hostage situation ended peacefully Wednesday at a northeast Houston home.

The incident was reported about 9:40 a.m. at a home in the 8700 block of Valley Flag Drive, near Tidwell Road.

According to Houston police, they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a man at the home when he retreated into the house and would not let his girlfriend leave.

Police said they did not hear any signs of distress coming from inside the house, so they obtained a warrant and entered the home just before noon.

The man, who was wanted on charges of burglary and domestic violence assault, was found in a bedroom and was taken into custody, police said.

The woman was not injured, police said.

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