Barricaded man prompts SWAT situation in East Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — SWAT officers have been called to East Austin after a suicidal man barricaded himself inside a shed, Austin police said. Police were called by a family member about 7:50 p.m. to a home near Holly and Navasota Street.

The SWAT team was called in about two hours later. Police had blocked streets in the area, and after a few phone calls between the man and police, he decided to come out. Mental health officials evaluated him. 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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