1 person taken into custody after south Austin SWAT call, others suspects not found

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A SWAT call ended overnight with one person in custody at a south Austin office building, but authorities didn’t find anyone else in the suspected burglary attempt.

The situation started just before 10 p.m. at a building in the 2100 block of the Interstate 35 service road, north of Oltorf Street.

  • A SWAT team responded to an office building on I-35 in south Austin early Thursday for what was believed to be a person inside the building with a gun. Authorities found one person at the scene, but no one else. (KXAN photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • A SWAT team responded to an office building on I-35 in south Austin early Thursday for what was believed to be a person inside the building with a gun. Authorities found one person at the scene, but no one else. (KXAN photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • A SWAT team responded to an office building on I-35 in south Austin early Thursday for what was believed to be a person inside the building with a gun. Authorities found one person at the scene, but no one else. (KXAN photo/Tim Holcomb)
  • A SWAT team responded to an office building on I-35 in south Austin early Thursday for what was believed to be a person inside the building with a gun. Authorities found one person at the scene, but no one else. (KXAN photo/Tim Holcomb)

Someone from the building’s cleaning crew called 911 saying they saw several people trying to break into units in the building.

When officers arrived, they found one man inside and were able to get him to come out of the building without incident. APD said officers were told other people could be in the building, one of whom potentially had a gun.

That’s why they called in SWAT crews.

SWAT officers, robots and a K9 did a search of the building and found no one else inside.

An investigation into the suspected burglary continues. Police are still trying to figure out if anything was taken from the building.

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