AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said it was on the scene of a SWAT situation in east Austin early Sunday morning. APD said the situation has since been resolved.
Police asked people to stay clear of the 2900 block of East 12th Street, which is west of Airport Boulevard, in a tweet at 4:49 a.m.
APD held a briefing regarding the incident at 5:25 a.m., where an APD officer said that at approximately 9:57 p.m. Saturday officers received a call from a third party in the 4700 block of Prock Lane about a woman who was being actively abducted by a man who was seen forcibly pushing her into a vehicle.
An affidavit filed by APD on Monday claims that the man is Jesus Quintanar, 39, and that he had had an eight-year-long relationship with the victim. The affidavit also mentions an August 2 incident where the victim called 911 after Quintanar allegedly violated an emergency protective order.
APD officers responded and were able to find the vehicle described by the third party. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it did not stop, and officers began a pursuit.
According to police, the officers lost sight of the vehicle, but it was found an hour later near a residence on East 12th Street. APD officers surrounded the residence and made callouts, but neither the suspect nor the victim had responded to officers by the time of the briefing.
“Given the nature of a potentially barricaded subject with a victim inside, officers initiated the call to SWAT, and the operation remains ongoing to make contact with a suspect and potential victim,” APD said.
At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the suspect exited the residence and was taken into police custody. According to the affidavit, the victim told officers of injuries to her head and legs.
Police charged Quintanar with one felony count of aggravated kidnapping inflicting bodily injury/sexual abuse.