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Man holding family hostage fatally shot by Houston police

January 7, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a man holding another man at gunpoint was fatally shot by officers to end a six-hour standoff near Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the 37-year-old man had taken a family hostage Sunday afternoon and refused to speak with negotiators who were called to the scene just north of Houston.

No names have been released.

Gonzalez says officers entered the home about 10 p.m. and found the suspect threatening and holding another man at gunpoint in a bedroom.

Gonzalez says two officers opened fire, killing the man.

Gonzalez says the hostage was rescued and no officers were injured.

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