Austin SWAT responds to stabbing in north Austin, subject taken into custody

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person barricaded inside a building has been taken into custody without incident, resolving a four hour SWAT situation in north Austin Thursday.

Austin police and SWAT responded to the scene of a stabbing call in the 500 block of Deen Avenue near North Lamar Boulevard and Payton Gin Road in north Austin around 11:30 a.m., according to Austin police.

The person barricaded themselves inside a building when authorities arrived, APD says.

Austin-Travis County EMS took a man in his 50s to the hospital with critical life-threatening injuries.

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