AUSTIN (KXAN) — The subject of a SWAT call in east Austin was successfully and safely taken into custody, according to Austin police.
According to APD, police were called to Crystalbrook Drive around 11:54 a.m. The caller requested emergency medics come to his home. APD said this subject was known to the department and officers were sent in addition to Austin-Travis County EMS.
Police say the subject is in his 20s and in another phone call told police he would be outside with a firearm. At that point, police decided to initiate a SWAT callout.
Police believe the subject initially wanted medical help but the situation soon escalated to a mental health crisis.