Two taken into custody after SWAT situation in Northeast Austin

Two people have been taken into custody after a SWAT situation in Northeast Austin.

The Austin Police Department says that the incident started around 3:45 p.m. on June 9 when members of its Metro Tactical Unit located two suspects, wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, at an apartment in the 7000 block of Grand Canyon Drive near Cameron and St. Johns.

When officers arrived and tried to make contact with the suspects, the men barricaded themselves inside.

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Nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution.

A robot was eventually sent in and officials say tear gas was also deployed.

The men were taken into custody just before 2:30 a.m. this morning.