Police: Man now in custody after alleged domestic disturbance at north Austin motel


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police now have a suspect in custody after they said he barricaded himself in a north Austin motel room following a domestic disturbance Friday morning.

Police used SWAT officers as well as negotiators to end the situation at about 2:45 p.m. It happened at the America’s Best Value Inn on E. Koenig Lane, which is near Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 290.

Police said they responded to the motel at about 10:30 a.m. Friday for a potential disturbance. When officers arrived, they said a woman flagged them down to tell them she was involved in a “disturbance” with a man. The man would not come out of a motel room, and police said they believed he was armed.

Police said the woman has been taken to a hospital for injuries sustained during the reported disturbance.

Police evacuated the other motel rooms as well as the IHOP nearby, while they worked to get the man out of the motel room.

“Our ultimate goal is to keep everyone safe,” Cpl. Destiny Silva told reporters Friday afternoon during a media briefing.

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