Man arrested after holding 5-yr-old girl hostage in SWAT standoff in Atascocita


Harris County Precinct 4 constables say they first received a call around 8:30 p.m. last night of a man holding a 5-year-old girl hostage. Officers say the man barricaded himself inside a home at 19200 block of Kacey Lane in Atascocita. The man reportedly had threatened his family if the called police, he would commit "suicide by cop."  The man apparently left the house once, but went back around midnight.  Officers used robots to scan the home.


Deputies were able to convince the man to come out and arrest him around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.  He is charged with family violence.  The young girl, who was inside the home, made it out safely.


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