AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Austin Police Department spent almost 10 hours trying to get an armed man out of his northeast Austin home.
The SWAT situation started a little after 9 a.m. Monday.
According to police multiple agencies responded to the 6200 block of Haney Drive.
For the first few hours of the standoff APD used drones, flash bangs could be heard in the area. SWAT used a loud speaker to tell the man to come to the front door with no weapons.
During the chaos nearby residents were evacuated and a couple of Austin ISD schools were put on lockout: Harris Elementary through the morning and Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy throughout the school day. Those lockdowns have been lifted.
Around 7 p.m. they were able to get the man out of his home safely. Multiple roads were blocked off for hours during the standoff.
APD describes the person as a white male in his early 50’s. They say they don’t know his medical status but he was in some sort of crisis and now he’s being looked at by EMS.
FOX 7 Austin spoke to many people who claim to have known this man saying he’s older with health problems