Man holding baby and rifle ends standoff with police in Round Rock

Williamson County

Officers outside home in the Paloma Lake neighborhood.

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says a man surrendered peacefully after an hours-long SWAT response when he allegedly barricaded himself in a Round Rock home Monday morning.

Just before 4 a.m. the department tweeted that there was a police presence outside a home on the 3100 block of Diego Cove. The neighborhood is just northeast of Round Rock city limits.

Chody said the man allegedly beat his wife and kicked her and his mother-in-law out of the house. Then, he allegedly barricaded himself in the home carrying his baby and a rifle.

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“Sometimes he would answer and sometimes he wouldn’t,” Chody said of the negotiations between the SWAT team and the man. “We wanted to take our time because of the baby situation,” he said.

The man allegedly came out of the house a few times with a pistol but never made threats to law enforcement, according to Chody.

As of 7 a.m., the situation was resolved after the man surrendered peacefully. The baby was not hurt in the interaction, Chody said. So far, the only charge against the man will be a domestic violence charge.

Investigations are ongoing and few other details are available.

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