Report of man with knife shuts down I-35

Police surrounded the car of a man who reportedly had a knife and refused to come out Sunday. (Michelle Johnson/Report It)

ROUND ROCK (KXAN) — Round Rock police closed I-35 in both directions after a man reportedly had a knife and refused to exit his vehicle.

The northbound lanes were closed at U.S. Hwy. 79 due to what police are calling a medical call. Southbound lanes were closed at FM 3406. Traffic was diverted to service roads for about an hour.

Police say two brothers were traveling on I-35 when one exited the car due to his brother’s actions. The man then called 911 and reported his brother was acting strange and had a knife, officials said.

Police say the man did not want to exit the car when officers arrived, so they shot in a pepper ball.

No one was injured, according to officials. The man was taken to Baylor Scott & White in Round Rock for evaluation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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