SWAT situation in Northeast Austin ends with suspect at large

Austin police say a SWAT situation has ended in Northeast Austin with the suspect still at large.

Police say a female called 911 around 3:15 a.m. to say her father was suicidal and had fired a shot that almost hit a member of the household. She said there were six people, including the suspect, inside the home in the 1100 block of Ash Cove, near E. Braker Ln between I-35 and Dessau Rd.

At 5:23 a.m., police say one person came out of the house.

At 7:15 a.m., APD used an aerial drone and located the suspect in the backyard near a shed. Police say the suspect knocked the drone out of the air and destroyed it. As that was happening, three more people came out of the front of the house.

Police deployed two flash bang grenades around 8:30 a.m. and breached the shed, where they found a male. But police say he wasn't the suspect, he was the person who had originally been shot at by the suspect.

Police then breached the windows of the house and deployed tear gas, but the suspect was not inside.

"The address for this is a cul-de-sac. It's heavily wooded. It's entirely possible that when the drone was knocked out he had the opportunity to flee and break our containment," said Cpl. Matthew Nonweiler.

Police say there is a warrant out for the arrest of the barricaded subject for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon / family violence. They've also issued a search warrant for the house.

Police believe this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.