Man at Texas hospital surrenders to police without incident – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jan. 10, 2015: Police are shown working at the scene of an emergency at Tomball Regional Medical Center. (AP)

A man who barricaded himself and a possibly family member inside a Texas hospital room Saturday night surrendered to police without incident.

The man was unarmed at the time of arrest and no injuries were reported. 

The man was said to be distraught about his adult son’s medical condition, who is a patient at Tomball Regional Medical Center.

The man had been with his son in hospital room in the critical care unit of the medical center.

Earlier Saturday, Harris County Sheriff’s Office the man was holding two hostages. Police clarified those reports later saying the incident was not considered a hostage situation.

Areas adjacent to the room were evacuated as a precautionary measure. Police said everyone was safe.

“The focus was to make sure everyone on that floor was safe and moved out of potential harm’s way and we take the subject into custody,” Harris County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Ambriz said.

He said the man became “very upset,” about the condition of his hospitalized adult son and a disturbance broke out that the hospital officials and Tomball police were unable to control. They requested help from the sheriff’s department. No further details about the indent were released.

Ambriz said it was not immediately certain what charges the man in custody would be facing.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report


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