By Staff

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A Houston man is being charged with aggravated assault of a public servant after firefighters saved his life.

The man allegedly pointed a rifle at them afterwards, KTRK-TV in Houston reported.

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Firefighters responded to a home in northeast Houston just before midnight Tuesday, April 20.

When they arrived, firefighters used Narcan to save a man from an overdose, the Houston Fire Department said.

When he came to, the man reportedly got agitated, grabbed a gun and told the firefighters to leave the house, according to HFD.

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“Make sure nobody is going to respond actually up to the residence. He did come out with a rifle,” a first responder said on an emergency call obtained by KTRK-TV. “Yes confirming, they did come outside with the rifle. We also have a female, his wife, at the residence.”

Firefighters moved back and called police.

Officers surrounded the home and the man gave up peacefully, according to the Houston Police Department.

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“We’re glad all firefighters are OK,” HPD Lt. M. Contreras said. “We’ll always be here for them. That’s for sure.” Staff