Pflugerville police are investigating a suspicious package, Police Chief Jessica Robledo said in a 1:15 a.m. video posted to the department’s Facebook page.
Multiple residents in downtown Pflugerville have reported being told to stay inside, according to a community Facebook page and numerous KXAN viewers who have reached out to us about the situation.
Chief Robledo said suspicious behavior was also reported in the 200 block of Second Street and the department was investigating.
An employee at Marshall’s Tavern, located at 113 E. Pecan St., told KXAN they were told to stay inside by Pflugerville police before 11:30 p.m.
In an update just before 1 a.m., the employee said police told them they could leave, but officers did not tell them why they were being told to stay inside.
Residents downtown say they were hearing helicopters and drones overhead.
The first reports about police activity began around 8 p.m.
Due to the deadly package bombings this month, the Austin-area has been on high alert for suspicious packages. A military ordnance donated to a south Austin Goodwill store that went off Wednesday evening was determined to be unrelated to the package bombings.
KXAN will update this story as we learn more.