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SWAT situation ends at northeast Austin apartment complex where police say armed driver fled

This marks the third SWAT call this week.
Credit: Andrew Sanchez
The SWAT team was called out to Dessau Road on Sept. 16.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin's SWAT team has responded to yet another incident this week at an apartment complex.

The Austin Police Department said at around 2:15 p.m. Thursday the SWAT team responded to the 9500 block of Dessau Road in northeast Austin. That's near Rundberg Lane.

At 12:35 p.m. officers tried to make a traffic stop on a driver who was seen violating traffic laws. Officers later found out the driver had at least one gun.

The driver went into an apartment unit in an attempt to flee from officers, prompting the SWAT team to respond.

At 2:24 p.m., the APD said they discovered the suspect was no longer at the apartment complex. 

No arrests have been made, but officers are still investigating. The APD does not believe anyone other than the driver, who officers have identified, was involved. 

This is the third time this week the SWAT team has been called to a situation. In fact, less than 24 hours earlier, SWAT responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex on South Lamar Boulevard, and a shelter-in-place was lifted at an East Austin apartment complex on Wednesday.


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