Dozens flee suspected immigrant stash house near downtown
Cindy Reyna never thought anything was out of the ordinary inside the small frame home on Freeman near Morris just north of downtown.
“I never saw anybody at the house. It’s always really quiet,” said Reyna, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years.
On Tuesday, it was the center of a heavy police search effort for dozens of people who fled from what authorities now believe was a stash house for illegal immigrants.
“We have officers canvassing the community trying to seek out these individuals,” said Greg Palmore, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Houston police were called about 1 p.m. to investigate reports that two people armed with baseball bats were attacking a woman who ran out of the house.