Man chasing woman at south Austin apartment leads to SWAT situation, arrests


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people were arrested after Austin Police Department SWAT crews were called out to south Austin Monday morning in response to a report about a man with a gun chasing a woman around an apartment complex.

The people have not been identified, but police did say a 31-year-old man is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, while a 31-year-old woman faces an assault charge.

According to APD, they got a call at 9:08 a.m. about the chase at the apartment complex in the 1200 block of Algarita Avenue, near the corner of Interstate 35 and East Oltorf Street. When crews responded, they found a man and a woman in an apartment and they initially refused to come out.

Once both people came out, they were taken into custody.

Police said there had been an “altercation” between the two earlier that morning around 7 a.m. APD did not specify the relationship between the man and the woman.

There is no longer any threat to the public, APD says.

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