Ted Cruz’s Daughter Taken to Hospital for Self-Inflicted Stabbing

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 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.

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.

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 late Tuesday, Cruz’s office said his daughter was OK and asked for privacy for the family.

“This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is okay,” Cruz’s representatives said in a statement to KTRK and other outlets.

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

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  1. So very sad; too many teenagers have mental and emotional conflicts and don’t know how to address them, or are afraid to talk to parents, or counselors about those thoughts and feelings. Thoughts and prayers, for this young girl and her family. Teen years are very stressful years and more so when one or both parents are in the public spotlight; and who knows if her peers, at school, might be bullying, or taunting her because of her family’s life, or life style. That makes issues even more difficult for her. Hope she has understanding friends, who support her, as does her family.

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