TOMBALL, Texas – Contrary to earlier reports, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, is now saying that there is a not a hostage situation at the Tomball Regional Medical Center, which is located 40 minutes northwest of Houston. It is now being classified as a stand off.
This information was posted on the Harris County Sheriff’s Office news feed:
9:13 p.m.: Latest information is that this is NOT a hostage situation.
A man is distraught about his son’s medical condition and is currently with him inside the hospital room in the critical care unit. He refuses to comply with police’s commands.
It is still unknown whether he’s armed or not.
Evacuation is limited to areas adjacent to the room, not the entire hospital.
The HCSO’s HROU has now taken control of the scene.
Additional information will be provided by the HCSO’s PIO at the hospital as it becomes available.
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8:13 p.m: Preliminary information indicates the man is the father of a patient and is distraught.
The HCSO’s High Risk Operation Unit has been deployed to the Tomball Regional Medical Center at 605 Holderrieth Blvd in Tomball, TX.
At this time preliminary information is that a man is holding at least two people hostage inside the hospital.
It is unknown at this time whether he is armed.
CBS 6 and WTVR.com will continue to follow this story.