Man wanted in Hays County detained after SWAT call in South Austin, police say 


3:10 p.m. update: The Austin police SWAT team detained a man wanted in Hays County who had barricaded himself inside a South Austin apartment unit, officials said Thursday afternoon. 

Luis Ernesto Aguilar Pantoja, 27, was wanted on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct discharging a firearm. 

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force went to Aguilar Pantoja’s apartment at the 1800 block of East Stassney Lane to serve warrants for his arrest at about 11 a.m., said Austin police Officer Bino Cadenas. 

The Austin SWAT team was called after Aguilar Pantoja barricaded himself inside, Cadenas said. The standoff lasted about three hours before the SWAT team entered the apartment and forced entry into Aguilar Pantoja’s bedroom, where he had barricaded himself, Cadenas said. 

Aguilar Pantoja was taken into custody and no one was injured, Cadenas said. 

Earlier: Austin police are responding to a SWAT call at the 1800 block of East Stassney Lane. 

Police reported the incident at 2:27 p.m. No other details were immediately available. 

This is a developing story; check back for details. 


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