Hotel guest locked in room with weapon taken into custody

SWAT situation at the La Quinta on S. Mopac. (David Yeomans/KXAN News)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A SWAT situation inside a Southwest Austin hotel room ended peacefully.

The suicidal man barricaded himself inside a room at the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 4424 S. MoPac around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The suspect was taken into custody without injury before 11:30 p.m.

The man was alone in his room on the third floor, police say, and claimed he had a weapon. Other guests in the hotel had been evacuated. 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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