The Austin Police Department’s SWAT team is currently in a standoff at a medical center in central Austin that began around 4:30 p.m.
At least one doctor is being held inside the building, KVUE reports. The parent of a patient at the medical center tells Fox News that their doctor is being held in the building.
Police are currently talking to the suspect, who also appears to also be a doctor, through a bullhorn, according to KVUE.
“You don’t deserve to go through this..for all you have done for others…that is why I want to help you work through this,” the local news outlet reports that a police officer said through a bullhorn to the suspect. “You have saved a lot of lives.”
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Law enforcement escorted at least one woman in scrubs away from the building, but it is unclear if she was ever held hostage, KXAN reports.
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Police have evacuated homes in the area surrounding the 1900 block of W 35th Street and are asking the public to stay away.