Man has life-threatening injuries after alleged assault in Leander home

Williamson County
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man has life-threatening injuries after an alleged assault at his Leander home, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. 

At about 2 a.m., an off-duty deputy working at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center reported to law enforcement that a man in his 60s came to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was immediately rushed to surgery. 

At about 3:48 a.m., Sheriff Chody said there was a large law enforcement presence near the intersection of County Road 270 and Len Bar Lane in Leander. Roads were closed for the “active scene” and people were asked to avoid the area.

In the home, investigators found signs that a struggle had occurred and ruled the man’s injuries as an “assault with bodily injuries,” according to Williamson County Sheriff’s spokesperson, Patricia Gutierrez.

It is unclear if the victim and suspect knew each other and there is no suspect description available yet. It is also unclear if the man’s injuries were caused by a weapon. 

At 7:03 a.m., Sheriff Chody tweeted an update to say traffic was being allowed through but the Williamson County Criminal Investigations Division was still on scene. 

KXAN’s Tulsi Kamath contributed to this story. 

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