SWAT situation in south Austin ends peacefully


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A SWAT situation that lasted a couple of hours in in south Austin ended peacefully before 11 a.m.

Police say the call came in at 8:20 a.m. as a mental health crisis report at home in the 6300 block of Shadow Bend, which is east of First Street and North of William Cannon Drive. An individual was threatening officers with a baseball bat, officials said, that’s when SWAT was called in to assist. There were no injuries and that person was taken to the hospital.

This is the second SWAT call APD has responded to on the southside of town in the past 24 hours. Monday afternoon’s SWAT ended with one woman injured and one man found dead inside the home on Fontana Drive.

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