Man found dead after SWAT situation in southwest Austin


(KXAN Photo: Tim Holcomb)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police said a SWAT situation in southwest Austin on Thursday resulted in the death of a man.

Austin police said they responded to a check welfare near White Elm Drive around 6:30 p.m. The area is just north of William Cannon Drive.

Someone called police worried about the man and said he had access to several guns.

Officers arrived and said the man barricaded himself inside the home and later found him dead in his backyard.

The man’s identity has not been released.

Police will continue to investigate.

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