An anonymous tip about a lifeless baby inside a motel room in Texas developed into an hours-long standoff involving the baby’s mom and a SWAT team.
Baytown Police first responded to the scene in the Scottish Inn and Suites on Garth Road where they were denied entry by an armed woman believed to be the baby’s mom.
The woman was carrying a long rifle and refused to leave her room prompting the SWAT team to intervene.
The standoff lasted for hours before swarming the motel room where the body of a baby was located. The cause of death remains under investigation.
“It could be something as simple as a SIDS-type death and the mother just panicked or it could be something more nefarious and those are the things we’ll have to try to uncover throughout the course of our investigation,” Lt. Steve Dorris said.
The involved child and woman were not identified.