SWAT situation in Northwest Austin ends peacefully

A SWAT standoff in Northwest Austin has been resolved peacefully and a suspect was taken into custody.

The situation began at around 8:30 p.m. last night (9/26) at 11000 Shallow Water Road which is east of Rutledge Elementary in the Avery Ranch neighborhood. 

Officers responded to a disturbance call and the suspect had barricaded himself inside his home.

Witnesses had told police the suspect may have been armed so SWAT was called in and nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

The situation was resolved at around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

Police say multiple tactical considerations was one of the reasons the situation went on for about 12 hours.