AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin SWAT took a man into custody Wednesday night after a standoff at a north Austin Walmart.
Police evacuated the store on the North Interstate 35 southbound service road. That’s just north of Parmer Lane.
A family member called 911 and told police the man had warrants and was behaving erratically. Officers tried to get the man to come out of a vehicle, but he refused, so they called the SWAT team. The family member also told police that he was “known to carry knives,” according to information provided by APD during a press briefing.
After SWAT team members “activated chemical irritants into the vehicle,” the man got out and was taken into custody.
No word on charges he might face.