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Police called to Sen. Ted Cruz’s home amid emergency

‘This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is OK,’ a representative for Cruz said

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters after Senate Republicans met to hold their leadership elections, Nov. 16, 2022.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters after Senate Republicans met behind closed-doors to hold their leadership elections, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

A 911 call came from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s home on Tuesday night. The caller reported that the 14-year-old in the house had self-inflicted wounds on the arms, as local ABC station KTRK reported.

According to the report, the Houston Police Department at the time didn’t confirm whether the unidentified teen, who was transported to the hospital, was a part of the lawmaker’s family.

The property in River Oaks is where Cruz resides with his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters.

The Republican senator, who was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the incident, asked for privacy for his family during this time.

“This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is OK,” a representative for Cruz said in a statement to KTRK.

“There were no serious injuries. The family requests the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time,” the representative added.

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