AUSTIN (KXAN) - A high speed chase winding through Austin ended in Bastrop with one suspect dead.
Austin Police say a man allegedly hijacked a Cap Metro bus around 4:24PM in the 8000 block of Thaxton Road.
According to police the suspect forced the bus driver and passengers off the bus. Police say the suspect was the only person on the bus after the hijacking.
Multiple agencies responded including Travis County Sheriff's Office, Bastrop Sheriff's Office, Department of Public Safety units and Austin Police.
Police threw spike strips along the roadway on Highway 71 in an attempt to stop the driver.
The bus pursuit ended in Bastrop near the AutoZone, located at 549 Highway 71 in Bastrop, with the man shooting himself.
No word on what initiated the incident.
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