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Two arrested after SWAT call evacuates residents from southeast Austin apartments

By around 7:30 a.m., police said the SWAT situation ended. Two people were arrested at the scene.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have confirmed to KVUE that a SWAT situation has ended in a southeast Austin neighborhood Friday morning. Two people were arrested at the scene, police said.

The whole situation started at around 12:42 a.m. when police at a media briefing said that a resident saw a man moving around a car in a suspicious way. The caller said they knew the person who owned the car, and did not recognize the man who was surrounding the car. 

When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect got inside a nearby apartment and refused to get out. Police believe the suspect lives at the apartment he hid in.

According to the Austin Police Department, the SWAT team was dispatched to respond at around 4:30 a.m.

Shortly after 6 a.m., the APD said police were evacuating an apartment building in the 9000 block of Alderman Drive at Slaughter Lane. That's near the Goodnight Ranch neighborhood.

By around 7:30 a.m., the APD confirmed to KVUE the SWAT situation had ended.

When the SWAT call ended, police said a woman involved with the situation was also arrested. It's unclear at the time what charges she faces.

Some streets were closed in the area while the SWAT team worked on the call.


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