AUSTIN (KXAN) - A SWAT team arrested, Jason Scrivner, 26, with arson, a second degree felony, in connection with this morning's SWAT call at the dealership. Bond is set at $50k. Other charges are pending.
Police said Scrivner broke into South Point Nissan, locked himself inside and set a desk on fire Monday morning.
The Austin Police Department said at 2:33 a.m. it received 911 hang up phone call from the dealership. When officers arrived at the business, they made eye contact with a man inside. He didn't make contact with police after that point and barricaded himself inside.
"The SWAT Team was called out to the scene," said Veneza Bremner, Sr. Police Officer for APD. "During the situation the male set a couple of fires that burned out on their own."
Austin Fire Department spokesman Palmer Buck said the man kept putting papers on the desk to keep fire going, but it will go out and then start again. The department received the call around 3:50 a.m. to go to 6001 South Interstate Service Road heading north to Stassney Lane.
APD used different methods to get in contact with the man. Including cutting electricity around 4:45 a.m.
Around 7:56 a.m. the man was taken into custody after trying to run out the building from police. Bremner said A K-9 Unit caught the man who police say was not wearing any clothes at the time of the arrest.
AFD was finally allowed to go inside once police cleared the building.
Before the man was taken into custody, the standoff caused traffic on Interstate 35 to backup as officers secured the area,
The I-35 feeder was shut down from William Cannon Drive to Stassney Lane causing headaches for drivers during rush hour.
The man was evaluated by EMS and taken to a hospital for further evaluations. He could face arson and burglary of a non-residence charges.
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