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Man Arrested After Assault and Standoff with SWAT in Southwest Houston

HOUSTON (February 24, 2024) A man was arrested following an assault on a woman and a subsequent standoff with SWAT officers at a hotel in southwest Houston. The incident occurred on Saturday at the Oyo hotel located in the 9600 block of Plainfield Street.

Houston Police were called to the scene at approximately 6:17 p.m. after receiving reports of an assault. Upon arrival, officers were informed by witnesses that a man had assaulted a woman and forcibly taken her into a hotel room. Authorities were able to rescue the woman, who was then transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The suspect, after retreating back into the room, threatened his own life by holding a pistol to his head. The situation prompted police to maintain communication with the man and call in the SWAT team. The SWAT officials engaged in negotiations to de-escalate the situation.

After a period of negotiation, the man exited the room and was taken into custody. He faces charges of kidnapping and continuous family violence.

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