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Dispute over fireworks involves flying bricks, Molotov cocktails, SWAT standoff
HOUSTON—From KHOU TV and www.khou.com
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies took a 27-year-old man into custody Friday after a SWAT standoff following a dispute over fireworks.
It happened in the 18800 block of Timbers Spring in northeast Harris County, near Atascocita.
A man told deputies that his neighbor became angry with him because he was still setting off Independence Day fireworks well into the wee hours of the morning.
He said his angry neighbor first threw a brick at him, followed by a couple of Molotov cocktails. That is when he called authorities.
When deputies arrived, the neighbor had barricaded himself inside his home with a woman and two young children.
SWAT officers were then called to negotiate the man’s surrender. The neighbor finally gave up shortly before 11 a.m.
This story comes to us through KFDM TV's media partnership with KHOU TV in Houston.