AUSTIN (KXAN) - A pack of stolen cigarettes lead to a SWAT standoff at an apartment complex in Northwest Austin on Tuesday.
Police arrested Neil Klein, 40, after a four-hour standoff at the Spicewood Springs Apartments. Police showed up at the man's home around 2:30 p.m. and were unable to talk the man out of his unit. The officers called in the SWAT team around 3:50 p.m.
After officers deployed tear gas, the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody about 7 p.m.
Police began pursing Klein after officers say he stole cigarettes from a Planet K store in Northwest Austin on June 28. According to the arrest affidavit, Klein pointed a gun at the clerk who tried to chase him down.
After obtaining surveillance video of the suspect and releasing it to media outlets, police received a tip from Klein's parents saying their son was the man in the video, according to the document.
Using this information, police were able to track Klein to the apartment. He is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held on $30,000 bond.
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