ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Police in Round Rock said officers “safely” took a suspect into custody following a SWAT callout Monday.
A man refused to leave his home in the 2300 block of Rising Sun Cove, the Round Rock Police Department said.
SWAT and crisis negotiators responded to the scene, RRPD said. Police were there around 10:45 a.m. and said the suspect was in custody around 6 p.m.
No other people were in the home during the response, RRPD said, and the suspect “threatened to set the house on fire.” The SWAT team used a robot to talk with the suspect and pepper spray canisters to get him out of the house. RRPD said the suspect had two knives on him, and “a firearm or a replica firearm.”
RRPD said it first went out to the neighborhood to investigate “a disturbance involving the subject yelling while defacing vehicles in the neighborhood.”
A few nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution, but police said there wasn’t a threat to the public during the response.
We will update this story with more information when it becomes available.