Southeast Austin SWAT situation ends peacefully


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A SWAT call came to a peaceful resolution Monday, according to police. SWAT was called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in southeast Austin after discovering one of the people involved had a warrant out for his arrest.

The call came in at 5:05 a.m. to the 1700 block of Nelms Drive, just off the Interstate 35 Frontage Road between E. Stassney Lane and E. William Cannon Drive. A K-9 unit was spotted on scene.

Austin police say the victim initially called 911, and when they arrived and tried to contact the man, he refused to answer the door. He eventually came out around 11:49 a.m. without incident.

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and faces family violence charges and a felony warrant.

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