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Reports: Ted Cruz’s daughter OK after police called to Houston home


HOUSTON (KIAH) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughter is OK after police responded to a situation at their home Tuesday night, according to reports.

Police were called around 7:40 p.m. to Cruz’s home in the River Oaks neighborhood for reports of a 14-year-old teen girl that had self-inflicted stab wounds and security was able to get the knife away from her.

Police said there was no evidence of a crime and did not confirm the girl was Cruz’s daughter.

The teen was transported to the hospital with no serious injuries.

Cruz, who was in Washington at the time of the incident, has two daughters.

In a statement provided by our news partners at KTRK-TV, a family friend said, “It is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is OK.”

The family requests the media respect their daughter’s privacy.

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