Suspect in custody after SWAT standoff in east Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police have a suspect in custody early Thursday morning after a standoff that lasted more than ten hours.

Police say at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, officers went to a fourplex on Wentworth Drive in east Austin near the Travis County Expo Center to serve a warrant for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The suspect ran into the house and refused to come out. Police say they called out the SWAT team.

Police say the other people that live in the fourplex will have to stay outside overnight until the tear gas clears up.

  • Austin Police, SWAT team response on Wentworth Drive in east Austin on Oct. 6, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • Austin Police, SWAT team response on Wentworth Drive in east Austin on Oct. 6, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • Austin Police, SWAT team response on Wentworth Drive in east Austin on Oct. 6, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

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