Texas state senator Borris Miles says his home was broken into Wednesday and an elderly family member was held at gunpoint by the two armed assailants upon entering the home in the midst of the burglary.

No one was reported injured, and the burglars left after they fired their weapons several times. Local law enforcement was contacted once they left.

"I am incredibly thankful that my family is safe tonight," Miles said in a statement. "I want to thank HPD and Precinct 7 Constables for responding quickly to ensure my family and home were safe. It has been over a month since Hurricane Harvey and unfortunately, many feel that crime has been on the rise in our community. I am committed to continuing to fight to ensure our neighborhoods are kept safe, especially now when many families are still recovering from the disaster."

Miles, a Democrat, recently clashed on Twitter with Empower Texans president Michael Quinn Sullivan, who called Miles "thuggish" after Miles defended Texas Southern University's law school's decision to cancel Republican state representative Briscoe Cain's speech after protesters appeared before the event.