Suspect in custody after police search for possible armed person near Huston-Tillotson University

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A suspect is in custody Wednesday afternoon after Austin police investigated a call about a potentially armed person near Huston-Tillotson University.

The Austin Police Department said officers responded to the area of 1619 E. Ninth St., an address that’s less than a block away from the college, for a “gun urgent” call at 12:06 p.m.

The area is also near two Austin ISD schools, Blackshear Elementary School and Kealing Middle School, which were both placed under “secure” status as the investigation got underway.

Around 3:15 p.m., the school district gave an update, saying a suspect was taken into custody in another location by Austin Police.

The two Austin ISD schools have since been removed from “secure” status, and Austin ISD police will help with dismissal as the schools resume normal release.

  • There's a heavy police presence on 11th Street near Huston-Tillotson University and two AISD schools as police investigate a call about someone who is possible armed with a weapon. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)
  • There's a heavy police presence on 11th Street near Huston-Tillotson University and two AISD schools as police investigate a call about someone who is possible armed with a weapon. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)
  • There's a heavy police presence on 11th Street near Huston-Tillotson University and two AISD schools as police investigate a call about someone who is possible armed with a weapon. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)
  • There's a heavy police presence on 11th Street near Huston-Tillotson University and two AISD schools as police investigate a call about someone who is possible armed with a weapon. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)

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