Man barricaded inside home apprehended after 6-hour SWAT standoff

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A man barricaded inside a northwest Houston home has been apprehended after a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team.

According to authorities, a call came in around 4:15 a.m. Thursday about a possible domestic disturbance near Hezekiah Lane and Esther Drive.

Officers said they found the 36-year-old man barricaded inside a home, and girlfriend was outside.

Officers said the man stabbed his girlfriend near the eye with scissors before she managed to escape the home. She is expected to be OK.

The SWAT team was called out the scene and had to wait five hours for a warrant to go inside the home.

According to police, the man was taken into custody and will be facing an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.

The couple had been squatting at the home and was evicted Thursday.

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