"Suspect has surrendered without incident. Tomball Regional Medical Center is no longer operating under lock-down procedures," the sheriff's office tweeted.
10:46: p.m.: suspect has surrendered without incident. Tomball Regional Medical Center is no longer operating under lock-down procedures.— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) 11 января 2015
It was reported earlier that a grieving father of a critically-ill patient had allegedly taken at least two people hostage inside Tomball Regional Medical Center northwest of Houston.
Police officials said the man had not been armed. He is now in police custody, while investigators are looking into the details of the incident.
Hostage situation has ended. Suspect surrendered. No further information available at this time.— Tomball Police Dept (@TomballPD) 11 января 2015
Man was NOT armed. He's been taken into custody without further incident. Investigation still ongoing. #hounews— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) 11 января 2015
Michael McCaul, a US Representative for Texas, commended the state's police for protecting the community.