CHANNELVIEW, Texas -- An elderly woman who complained about construction noise was arrested after she held authorities at bay for about an hour Thursday.
Deputy constables surrounded the home after the woman, who KPRC-TV reported is 90 years old, complained of ongoing construction near her home, officials said Thursday afternoon.
The standoff began around noon and views from a news helicopter showed the woman on her back porch with a shotgun for more than an hour.
Officers said at one point the woman pointed her gun at construction workers and then at the first deputy on the scene.
The standoff came to an end after 1 p.m. when deputies approached the home and surrounded the woman on her porch. She was taken into custody without incident.
KPRC-TV reported officers appeared to handle the woman with great care, gently placing their hands on her back as they escorted her to waiting paramedics.