Elderly woman holds husband hostage

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:34am

Police say a Texas woman wouldn't let her husband leave the house.

The situation escalated into a six hour SWAT standoff. The elderly woman eventually let her husband leave at four in the afternoon, then surrendered to police shortly thereafter.

The man called his brother-in-law to say his wife wasn't letting him leave and La Marque police got involved just before 10 a.m., Wednesday.

They said they had to be cautious, because they knew there were weapons inside the home.

Investigators say the woman has threatened to kill her husband before, though she does not have a criminal history.

Police say she will undergo a psychological evaluation.

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