Man taken into custody after barricading himself inside residence near Bagdad Road

Williamson County

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — A man who barricaded himself inside a Leander home, causing nearby residents to shelter in place, was taken into custody Saturday.

Brett Hill, 40, is facing a felony continuous family violence charge after the hours-long incident.

A Leander police public information officer said when officers arrived to the 1400 block of Bess Cove after getting the call around 3:20 p.m., they found a woman in the front yard of the house with injuries. The area is near Bagdad Road and Crystal Falls Parkway.

After the man barricaded himself inside the residence, Central Texas Regional SWAT arrived at the scene around 6:46 p.m.

As a precaution, a shelter-in-place notification was sent to nearby residents.

The Leander Fire Department and EMS also responded to the scene.

Sonny Drive and Peregine Way were shut down but have since reopened.

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