AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin SWAT officers cordoned off an apartment complex near U.S. 183 and Spicewood Road on Tuesday when a man wanted on aggravated robbery charges refused to surrender.
Police showed up at the man's home around 2:30 p.m. and were unable to talk the man out of his unit at the Spicewood Springs Apartments, 8617 Spicewood Springs Road. The officers called in the SWAT team around 3:50 p.m.
When police officers first knocked on the door, the man did not answer and instead locked the deadbolt on the door. Since they believed he was armed, officers backed off and called in SWAT.
After officers deployed tear gas, the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody about 7 p.m.
Surrounding apartment units were evacuated and other residents were asked to use caution and stay in their homes during the standoff.
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