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Dozens of “people smuggling hostages” are rescued from a Houston home

Dozens of ‘people smuggling hostages’ are rescued from a Houston home after a half-naked man ran down the street screaming that he had been kidnapped

  • Police came to the house on Raven Ridge Drive, southwest Houston
  • Officers found 25 men and a woman before arresting three people
  • The ‘hostages’ were not tied up but were locked up in the house

Dozens of ‘people smuggling hostages’ have been rescued from a Texas home after a half-naked man ran down the street screaming that he had been kidnapped.

Police descended to the home on Raven Ridge Drive, in southwest Houston, and found 25 men and a woman before arresting three people.

They were not tied up, but were locked in the house, and police found the windows were boarded up, according to ABC13.

Investigators said the victims were from Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba and Honduras, and they were believed to have been snatched from Brownsville, about 350 miles away, a week ago.

Dozens of 'people smuggling hostages' have been rescued from a Texas home after a half-naked man ran down the street screaming that he had been kidnapped. The police is pictured at the house

Dozens of ‘people smuggling hostages’ have been rescued from a Texas home after a half-naked man ran down the street screaming that he had been kidnapped. The police is pictured at the house

Police said there were people in every room of the three-bedroom house, as well as the attic. In the photo: some of the half-naked men are taken out of the house

Police said there were people in every room of the three-bedroom house, as well as the attic. In the photo: some of the half-naked men are taken out of the house

Police said there were people in every room of the three-bedroom house, as well as the attic. In the photo: some of the half-naked men are taken out of the house

Neighbors brought clothes for the “hostages” – some of whom were also semi-naked – while agents escorted them outside.

Police said there were people in every room of the three-bedroom house, as well as the attic.

Houston Police Department Commander Jonathon Halliday said, “That’s a pretty big number we come across.”

Police walk out of the house on Raven Ridge Drive, southwest Houston, with some men half-dressed

Police walk out of the house on Raven Ridge Drive, southwest Houston, with some men half-dressed

Police walk out of the house on Raven Ridge Drive, southwest Houston, with some men half-dressed

A man reportedly sustained minor injuries from falling through the attic and was taken to hospital.

The others have now been taken to nearby Ridgemont Elementary School for shelter and medical treatment.

The Houston Police Department is working with the Department of Homeland Security.

The group was taken to nearby Ridgemont Elementary School for shelter and medical treatment. A man is depicted being taken from the building by the police

The group was taken to nearby Ridgemont Elementary School for shelter and medical treatment. A man is depicted being taken from the building by the police

The group was taken to nearby Ridgemont Elementary School for shelter and medical treatment. A man is depicted being taken from the building by the police

A man told The Houston Chronicle that he had been kidnapped by someone armed with a revolver.

The authorities were first warned when a man ran down the road in his underwear.

When the police arrived on the scene, the man told them he had escaped from a house where he was being held against his will.

Then officers went in and found more than a dozen others. Most of them told police they were being held against their will.

Houston police said in a Twitter statement, “Southwest agents are at 4800 Raven Ridge. Officers received a report from a man in his underpants running down the street screaming that he had been kidnapped.

The man said that another thirty people were being held hostage in the house. Officers came in and rescued about 25 men and 1 woman.

“Officers discovered this was a human trafficking operation and are working with DHS. Fort Bend ISD police helped open a nearby school gym so the victims could get out of the cold. ‘

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