Assault Rifle Fired at Houston Police Station, Suspects Captured

Houston Police are investigating after an AK-47 style assault rifle was reportedly fired at a police station in the Texas city.

The shooting occurred at Southeast Houston police station, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo wrote on Twitter in the early hours on Tuesday.

He said no-one was injured in the shooting and an AK-47 style assault rifle was recovered by police. Officers later located and detained an unspecified number of suspects who are believed to be involved, Acevedo added.

SouthEast @houstonpolice station came under gunfire a while ago. Thankfully no one was wounded. With help of our Air Unit we found & safely detain suspects believed to be involved.

We have recovered an AK-47 style assault rifle. The investigation continues. MTF in the morning.

— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) June 23, 2020

"SouthEast @houstonpolice station came under gunfire a while ago," Acevedo wrote on Twitter.

"Thankfully no one was wounded. With help of our Air Unit we found & safely detain suspects believed to be involved. We have recovered an AK-47 style assault rifle. The investigation continues. MTF in the morning."

Not further details were immediately available. The Houston Police Department has been contacted for additional comment.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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