A woman was shot by a Galveston police officer after she came out of her house with a weapon, police said.

She was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her condition was not immediately available.

The shooting ended an about two-hour standoff with the Galveston Police Department's SWAT team, officials said.

Multiple police vehicles responded to a home on 80th Street near the intersection with Stewart Road.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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