SWAT clears scene after report of armed suspect barricaded in northeast Austin hotel room


AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Friday evening, Austin SWAT cleared a scene of an armed suspect reportedly barricaded in the a room at the Rodeway Inn located at 6200 block of U.S. 290 in northeast Austin.

Police say the victim told officers there was a man with a gun and that another suspect had stolen from the victim. Officers say the victim was able to get out of the room to call 911.

Once officers and SWAT arrived, however, no one was found in the room.

Austin Police Department is still investigating.

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