A man has been indicted after allegedly assaulting his mother and her husband Friday morning then refusing to come out of a residence. He eventually surrendered to officials of Houston Police Department after several hours of negotiation with him.
One of the victims who was assaulted, the man, remains hospitalized and is in a critical condition during the news briefing held Friday morning, Houston Chronicle reported.
The suspect is being charged of aggravated assault against a family member and another for aggravated assault impending breath, commander Megan Howard of the department’s tactical operation division said.
Police and fire department responded to the scene after receiving a call 5:30 am Friday, from a woman who reported that she and her husband were assaulted by her son who left the scene, Howard said.
When responders arrived, they found the man unconscious and unresponsive.
“When the fire department arrived, my understanding is that they found the male was unconscious and not breathing,” Howard said. “They did perform life-saving measures and were able to transport him to an area hospital.”
The suspect fled to his home that was just across the street and according to Howard, he refused to come out.
SWAT officials and hostage negotiators were then called to the scene which was in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Street.
The suspect eventually surrendered after several hours of attempts to make contact and negotiate with him. He was not injured when he was brought into custody, Howard said.