Police take suspect into custody after more than 5-hour standoff at car wash


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police have taken a suspect into custody after a more than a 5-hour standoff at a car wash on Metric Boulevard Tuesday.

APD responded to a call for a barricaded subject in the 12400 block of Metric Boulevard just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, and an hour later they called in the SWAT team.

Demitri Hobbs of APD briefed the media around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and said neighbors heard banging noises coming from car wash, and someone was trying to break in.

Two other suspects were taken into custody, but one suspect who had a weapon remained inside the car wash and wouldn’t come out, according to APD.

At this time SWAT was called.

Hostage negotiators talked to the suspect for four and a half hours in hopes to get him out peacefully — which he eventually did, APD said.

At this time, according to APD, one suspect is charged with burglary, and one had outstanding warrants.

Austin Police said they will still hold their planned briefing at 1 p.m.

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