SWAT situation ends on South Lamar Boulevard; two taken into custody


7 p.m. update: A SWAT team took a man and a woman into custody at Lamar Union Apartments after trying to get them to come out as early as 2:20 p.m. 

Both people were escorted into an ambulance after they came out of the apartment unit. Medics evaluated them at the scene, but they were not taken to a hospital, EMS officials said.

Police said the incident began when officers went to the apartment to arrest the man on a warrant.

Nearby apartment units were evacuated, but people should be allowed back in soon, police said. Treadwell Street should reopen soon as well.

Earlier: A SWAT team has gathered at the Lamar Union Apartments, near the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse, as they attempt to arrest someone on a warrant, Austin police said.

Officers first arrived there around 2:20 p.m., and were still there as of 6 p.m., attempting to take a person into custody, police said. 

The man who officers are seeking to arrest refused to come out of an apartment, police said.

No injuries have been reported. Police are telling residents and pedestrians to avoid the area and to stay inside.

Police declined to release additional details.


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