Houston Man Kills Self Following 12-hour Police Standoff

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A man killed himself early this morning following a 12-hour standoff with Houston police.

Police say the man lobbed Molotov cocktails and then shot himself as officers closed in.

James Hahn was a chemist. He told police he would not be taken alive.

The standoff began shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday when Hahn pulled a gun on constable deputies attempting to serve him with a warrant for eviction.

It appeared Hahn had prepared for a standoff, nailing plywood over windows and doors and stuffing insulation into cracks. Police say they found weapons, explosives, a gas mask and a chemical suit inside his home.

Police say Hahn was recently divorced and struggling with financial problems and drug addiction.


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