Not less than 2 useless after hours-long standoff

AUSTIN, Texas — Not less than two individuals have been discovered useless after an hours-long SWAT group standoff in central Austin, Texas, on Tuesday evening, authorities say. 

The scenario was reported round 4:30 p.m. and passed off at a health care provider’s workplace in Central Austin, in keeping with the Austin Police Division. 

Following a number of hours of attempting to succeed in the individuals contained in the constructing, the police had a robotic unit go contained in the constructing and recognized a sufferer, officers mentioned. The SWAT group then determined to enter the constructing and located two individuals useless inside, officers added. 

It was instantly unclear whether or not the 2 individuals discovered useless have been the one ones concerned within the incident. Authorities didn’t present some other extra particulars Tuesday evening. 

Members of the Austin police SWAT team gather outside a doctor's office in Central Austin where a hostage situation was reported Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Two people were found dead inside the building, officials said.

Hours earlier, SWAT negotiators could possibly be heard calling out on a bullhorn to a person urging them to reply calls or textual content messages on their telephone.

“Your life is essential to me,” a member of the SWAT group mentioned over the loudspeaker. “And I do know life is essential to you.

Some residents close to the realm have been evacuated and others have been requested to remain inside their properties. Whereas the standoff passed off, individuals could possibly be seen standing in close corners listening to the communications over the bullhorn. 

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