Police respond to call at Houston home of Sen. Ted Cruz; HPD says no criminal activity involved

Cruz resides at the River Oaks home with his wife and two daughters.


Police were called to the Houston home of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night, where a child was injured and transported to a hospital, according to authorities.

Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon said officers responded to the 3000 block of Ella Lee Lane, in the city's River Oaks neighborhood, at about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. Cannon said a "juvenile female was taken to a hospital with injuries," adding that it does not appear the incident included criminal activity or domestic violence.

Cannon said he could not release the juvenile's age or the nature of her injuries.

A spokesperson for Cruz, who resides at the home with his wife and two daughters, provided a statement to Houston Public Media on Wednesday addressing the incident.

"This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is okay," the spokesperson wrote in an email. "There were no serious injuries. The family requests that the media respect their daughter's privacy at this time."

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Adam Zuvanich

Adam Zuvanich

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Adam Zuvanich writes locally relevant digital news stories for Houston Public Media. He grew up in the Houston area and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas before working as a sportswriter in Austin, Lubbock, Odessa, St. Louis and San Antonio. Zuvanich returned home to Houston and made...

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