KYLE, Texas — A suspect is in custody after a stand-off incident in Kyle on Saturday afternoon that lasted nearly three hours.

The City of Kyle said police responded to a burglary around 2:20 p.m. in the 700 block of Fairway in the Plum Creek neighborhood. The homeowner was not inside at the time but saw the intruder on a security camera.

“Our officers were able to determine the identity of the suspect and make contact with him by telephone,” Chief Jeff Barnett said. “They determined the subject knew the homeowner and they were not dealing with a random illegal entry.”

Barnett said police surrounded the house, but the intruder refused to leave.

Nearby residents were encouraged to shelter in place and surrounding streets were closed as a precautionary measure during the incident.

The individual was taken into custody around 5:15 p.m. and booked into the Hays County Jail without incident. That person has been charged with burglary and tampering with evidence, and is also facing charges related to two warrants for felony fraud.

“Once the individual was safely in custody, the area was reopened to traffic and the shelter in place advisory was lifted,” Barnett said in a release. “All units have since cleared from the scene.”

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Barnett said he appreciated the community’s concerns and willingness to cooperate during the incident.

“We understand situations of this nature can cause neighbors to be fearful,” he said. “It makes our job easier when residents take heed of our warnings, which are implemented to keep everyone safe.”


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