Police Called to Ted Cruz’s Texas Home for Teen With Self-Inflicted Wounds

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Police and medical personnel were called to the Texas home of Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday night after reports of a 14-year-old girl at the property suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her arms.

The teen was taken to the hospital shortly after. It’s unclear who the girl was—though Cruz does have two daughters: Catherine, 11, and Caroline, 14.

In a response to The Daily Beast, a representative for his office said: “This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is OK.”

There “were no serious injuries,” the representative said.

“The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time.”

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Cruz is in Washington and it remains unclear if he will return to Texas following the incident, according to KHOU-TV.

Houston Police were unavailable for comment when contacted by The Daily Beast.

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