SWAT call near South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse ends with 2 in custody

SWAT team called to the 1100 block of South Lamar Boulevard, near the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse, for a barricaded suspect on Nov. 7, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
SWAT team called to the 1100 block of South Lamar Boulevard, near the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse, for a barricaded suspect on Nov. 7, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The SWAT team was called to the 1100 block of South Lamar Boulevard, in the same area of the Alamo Drafthouse theater and Lamar Union apartment and retail complex.

Austin police were called at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday for a barricaded man and the situation remained “very active” for several hours, a police spokesperson said. Officers say no one was injured in the incident and, as of around 7 p.m., two people had been taken into custody.

The incident began with police serving an arrest warrant, but the man refused to come outside, police said. Treadwell Street was shut down during the SWAT call.

Officers say they did not have information indicating the suspect was armed.

Nearby residents were evacuated during the situation, but Austin police are not saying exactly where the incident unfolded.

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