SAN ANTONIO – After cordoning off part of a north Bexar County neighborhood street to investigate a reported case of domestic violence Thursday afternoon, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office investigators left the suspect at the scene more than four hours later.
BCSO officials said they were called out to investigate a domestic violence incident in the 5600 block of Southern Oaks in the Wortham Oaks neighborhood near Evans Road just before 1 p.m.
When they arrived, a woman said she had been assaulted by a man who was still inside the home. The woman was transported to North Central Baptist Hospital for treatment.
Investigators tried to contact him through a P.A. system and were eventually able to make phone contact. They learned he was inside with two young children, ages one and three.
BCSO officials said the man did not threaten the children or law enforcement during the incident and at one point he came outside with the children so deputies could see that they were okay.
Investigators decided to leave the scene after more than four hours without making an arrest.
The incident is still under investigation and the man is expected to face charges.
Nearby Wortham Oaks Elementary School and Veterans Memorial High School were placed on lockdown during the incident, but BCSO officials said the children were never in any danger.
This is a latebreaking story and will be updated as we get new information.