Late in the evening on Tuesday, news began to trickle in regarding a rather frightening situation at the home of Senator Ted Cruz, who was away in Washington DC at the time.
Due to the nature of the incident, details were somewhat scarce.
Police were called to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s Houston home Tuesday night for reports of a teen with self-inflicted stab wounds, according to ABC station KTRK, citing Houston police.Advertisement - story continues below
According to KTRK, the Houston Police Department said it received reports just before 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday of a 14-year-old with self-inflicted stab wounds on their arms in the neighborhood River Oaks, where the Republican lawmaker resides with his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters.
Authorities said the unidentified teen was taken to the hospital but could not say whether the 911 call involved a member of Cruz’s family.
The Senator’s spokespeople issued a statement.
“This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is okay,” Cruz’s representatives said in a statement to KTRK and other outlets.Advertisement - story continues below
“There were no serious injuries. The family requests the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time,” Cruz’s office said.
Twitter was soon flooded with prayers of encouragement for the family, several of which arrived from deep on the left side of the aisle.