Hotel guest locked in room with weapon taken into custody

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

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