AUSTIN, Texas – SWAT officers were involved in a standoff in Austin. Additionally, the incident occurred about 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Specifically, SWAT officers arrived to a house in the south part of Austin. Furthermore, the incident occurred on Plumpton Drive, near William Cannon Drive and S 1st street.
Austin police senior officer William Costello said officials arrived at a house in the 700 block of Plumpton Drive. There, a man screamed in his yard. Then, he went back in his house and barricaded himself inside.
Costello added that police officers tried to talk to the man. However, they weren’t able to talk to him. Furthermore, the man threatened self-harm. Police officers called SWAT because they believed the man had a firearm.
Eventually, officials contacted the man’s two roommates. The roommates helped authorities talk with the man.
Then, the man walked out of the house on his own. Police took the man into custody.
Officials cleared the area by 7:30 a.m. the same morning.
Currently, the man is in custody.
Officials have not released any more information about the incident. Furthermore, they are not clarifying how much longer he will be in custody, or where he will be taken next.
The Austin Police Department posted on Twitter about the incident. The tweet read: “SWAT Callout 6/25/19 – 700 Plumpton”.
Currently, investigators have not revealed if a firearm was found at the scene. Still, officials confirm that no one was harmed during the incident. Officials have cleared the area, and it is safe to be around at this time.