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Police on Tamarisk
From Bellaire Police:
The Bellaire Police Department is working a scene at the 4800 block of Tamarisk with an armed suspect. At this time, we ask residents remain in their home until subject can be taken into custody.
UPDATE from the City of Bellaire at 11:30 am:
At 8:30 AM this morning a Bellaire patrol officer attempted to stop a suspect for a traffic violation. Suspect fired two shots at the patrol car striking the windshield, but not injuring the officer.
Suspect then fled and abandoned his vehicle in the area of Fournace and the service road of 610. Suspect fired at least one more shot at officers.
Suspect found himself surrounded by officers so he sought refuge on the front porch of a house in the 4800 block of Tamarisk St. holding a pistol to his head.
Officers spoke to suspect over the PA system from patrol car. HPD SWAT and Hostage Negotiation team arrived. Suspect continues to refuse to put the pistol down and surrender. Negotiations continue.
Updates will follow.
HPD SWAT has taken the suspect into custody with no injury or incidents. There will continue to be a heavy police presence in the immediate area as the investigation continues. Residents may leave their homes at this time. The 4800 block of Tamarisk and the Fournace from the service road to S. Rice Ave are still blocked off. Please be aware of possible delays.
Update from the City of Bellaire:
Bellaire Police and Houston SWAT on location on the 4800 block of Tamarisk. Armed subject contained at a residence. No one is in the house. Immediate area residents have been instructed to stay in their homes. We will provide further details as they become available.
WATCH LIVE: Bellaire SWAT standoff ends peacefully. Suspect now in custody. FULL STORY: https://on.khou.com/2vYaplR
Posted by KHOU 11 News on Friday, August 10, 2018
We are extremely grateful for the outstanding job done by the police and SWAT officers involved on Friday. They were able to resolve the situation without injury to innocent bystanders, themselves or the desperate man who threatened the lives of many that day. Thank you to the officers who put their own lives on the line daily to protect us all.
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