2 dead following hours-long standoff in Austin

Residents in area were evacuated, police say

AUSTINUPDATE: Two people were found dead inside a doctor’s office in Austin late Tuesday night after an hours-long SWAT situation, the Austin Police Department said.

Austin Police were called to the Children’s Medical Group on Tuesday afternoon for a possible hostage situation.

Austin police said they found a gunman barricaded inside the building. They said they were eventually able to get a robot with a camera inside and identified a victim.

Authorities said they initiated rescue plans and that the situation has ended. Right now, it’s unclear if one of the deceased people located inside the building was the gunman.

Austin police said the incident is being investigated as a homicide. They expect to announce more information later Wednesday morning.


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