AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department (APD) SWAT team responded Thursday to East Sixth Street for a call about a barricaded subject.
The APD said that at approximately 11:28 a.m., officers attempted to serve an aggravated robbery warrant at 2011 E. Sixth Street. Police said the suspect refused to come out when officers attempted to serve the warrant. The call was escalated to a barricaded subject call and the SWAT team was called in due to the suspect's refusal to leave.
The APD said the scene was still active as of 3 p.m. and were working to bring the incident to a peaceful resolution. The surrounding apartments were evacuated, and police said they believe the public is not in any danger. Police said they confirmed the man was in the residence but were not sure if he was armed or not.
Police were asking the public to avoid the area. The APD shut down East Sixth Street from Chicon Street to Robert Martinez Jr. Street.
Officials said they eventually cleared the scene without taking a subject into custody.
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