LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) - The Williamson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a hostage situation on Tejas Trail in Leander after officials tried serving a warrant at a home.
Authorities said they were trying to serve a warrant for unpaid child support when a man slipped into a shed near the home, taking a woman with him.
Officials took that man into custody, and he is being evaluated. Meanwhile, charges are pending.
The street is northeast of the intersection of Bagdad Road and Osage Drive and east of U.S. Highway 183.
A couple blocks were shut off during the situation, and while Leander High School is nearby, school officials were not on lockdown. They were, however, monitoring the situation as it developed.
There were no other details immediately available.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
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A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
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With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.