Tear gas used at Crosby standoff

Man wanted for violating restraining order

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HOUSTON - The Harris County High Risk Operations Unit used tear gas Wednesday to end a tense standoff at a home in Crosby.

Deputies served a 46-year-old man with an arrest warrant at his mother's home on Scuttle Way and Jack Tar Drive around 8 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, the man made contact with the deputies but ran into the house after he found out why they were there.

His mother ran out of the home.

According to deputies, he said he would rather die than be arrested. That is when a deputy deployed his Taser.  It hit the man, but was not effective, officials said.

The suspect then ran into a room, closed the door, and told the deputies he had a gun. The HROU team was sent in to negotiate with the man.

After more than five hours, the HROU team fired tear gas inside the house and arrested the man.

The man was dragged out of the home as he continued to fight with deputies, officials said. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

According to investigators, the man had continuously violated a restraining order obtained by his ex-wife.

In the past few weeks, he reportedly damaged her car, and went to her home, according to authorities.

Once deputies searched the man's home, they found an arsenal of weapons including handguns, rifles and semi-automatic guns.

The man's mother was shaken up, but unhurt.

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