Houston (TX) Firefighters Threatened by Overdose Victim with Rifle After Rescue

According to a report from KTRK, an overdose victim whose life was saved by Houston (TX) Fire Department (HFD) firefighters later threatened the members with a rifle outside the home.

According to fire officials, HFD firefighters responded to the home on Glen Lee near Glenvine in northeast Houston just before midnight on Tuesday. On arrival, they administered Narcan on a male victim who was passed out from a drug overdose. When he awoke, he reportedly became agitated, grabbed a rifle, and demanded the firefighters leave the house.

Firefighters retreated and called the Houston Police Department (HPD). When they arrived, HPD officers surrounded the house and the man gave up peacefully.

The HPD says the man will be charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.


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