SWAT situation ends with man in custody, will be evaluated at hospital

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police said a SWAT situation at an apartment complex on West Ben White Boulevard ended Saturday afternoon with a man taken into custody. Police said he will be transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

It ended at about 3 p.m., nearly six hours after it started when the call came in at 9:10 a.m. about a 66-year-old suicidal man threatening to harm others at the Skyline Terrace apartment complex near the Banister Lane intersection.

Police evacuated people from parts of the building. They said that there had been no apparent danger to the public but they advised people stay clear of the area just in case.

Austin police said they used “extreme caution” to apprehend the subject.

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