Austin Police respond to SWAT call from East Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department says it was on the scene of a SWAT situation in east Austin early Sunday morning. APD said the situation has been resolved.
Police asked people to stay away from the 2900 block of East 12th Street, which is west of Airport Boulevard, in a tweet at 4:49 a.m.
APD held a briefing on the incident at 5:25 a.m., where an APD officer said at approximately 9:57 p.m. Saturday, officers received a call from a third party about a woman who was being actively kidnapped by a man who was seen forcefully pushing her in a vehicle.
APD officers responded and were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it did not stop and officers began a pursuit.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but it was found an hour later near a residence on East 12th Street, according to police.
APD said officers surrounded the residence and made calls, but neither the suspect nor the victim had responded to officers by the time of the briefing.
“Given the nature of a potentially barricaded subject with a victim inside, officers initiated the SWAT call and the operation is ongoing to establish contact with a suspect and potential victim,” APD said.
APD said both the suspect and the victim were removed from the residence and that the SWAT call was no longer in progress.
APD said the initial call came from the 4700 block of Prock Lane, also in east Austin.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.