Man in Texas hospital standoff surrenders to police

Behavior of patient's distraught father at Texas medical center prompts partial shutdown

A man whose behavior prompted authorities to clear portions of a Houston-area hospital has surrendered to police.

The Associated Press reported that the man, who did not have a weapon, ended the standoff with police without incident and was taken into custody around 11 p.m.

Earlier Saturday evening, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said it appeared that a man was holding at least two people hostage at the Tomball Regional Medical Center.

The sheriff's office later said the incident was not a hostage situation and that the man was with his son in the critical care unit. The man was refusing to comply with the commands of officers and was upset about his son’s medical condition.

The High Risk Operations Unit of the sheriff's office had been dispatched to the scene in Tomball, a city about 30 miles outside Houston.

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9:33: p.m.: This post has been updated to report that a man whose behavior disrupted a Texas hospital had surrendered to police.

7:59: p.m.: This post has been updated to report that an incident at a Texas hospital is no longer considered a hostage situation.

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