911 call involving a gun leads to SWAT situation in south Austin

SWAT situation on Durwood Street in south Austin on Nov. 13, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)
SWAT situation on Durwood Street in south Austin on Nov. 13, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police officers have taken one man into custody following a SWAT situation in south Austin Monday morning.

The situation unfolded at an apartment complex at 2301 Durwood St., which is off West Oltorf Street. The initial call came in just before 8 a.m. as a “gun urgent,” and APD said there was a disturbance involving a gun.

Austin police say when they arrived at the scene, they determined a man and woman were involved in the disturbance. The woman came out of the apartment unit without incident, but the man refused to come out.

Due to the nature of the call and the possibility of a weapon involved, police called SWAT to assist with the barricaded man. “These situations are always inherently dangerous – it can change within minutes,” Sr. Officer Destiny Wilson says.

A man was arrested around noon, but Wilson did not have details on charges. SWAT worked to clear the scene.

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