UPDATE: Hostage situation at Tomball Regional Medical Center

10:46: p.m.: The suspect has surrendered without incident. Tomball Regional Medical Center is no longer operating under lock-down procedures.
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.
Please continue to check our website and Twitter feed for updates.
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.

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