Police: SWAT call about man with bat in South Austin ends peacefully


10:45 a.m. update: A SWAT standoff in South Austin on Tuesday morning ended peacefully after a man with a bat surrendered to authorities.

Officers were first called out to a disturbance at a home in the 6300 block of Shadow Bend around 8:20 a.m. They arrived to find the man holding a bat and refusing to come out.

Members of the SWAT team spoke to the man for about 30 minutes, and he surrendered.

Police spokeswoman Officer Destiny Winston said the man has not been placed under arrest at this point. He was taken to an area hospital to be checked out.

Earlier: Members of the Austin police SWAT team were called out to a disturbance in South Austin on Tuesday morning.

Police first received reports of the incident around 8:20 a.m. in the 6300 block of Shadow Bend, near South First Street and William Cannon Drive.

Additional details were not immediately available.

The incident marks the second time the SWAT team has been dispatched to South Austin in fewer than 24 hours.

Police surrounded a home in the 3000 block of Fontana Drive around 4 p.m. after being called by a woman whose neighbor raced to her home with a bloodied face, police said.

First responders learned that a man who had possibly assaulted the woman may have been armed inside the home.

A negotiator used a megaphone to tell the man to come out of the house for several hours. Around 9 p.m., authorities sent a robot into the house and found the man dead.

This is a developing story. Check back soon for more information.


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