Austin PD, SWAT respond to stabbing in Pflugerville
The APD said the caller said he was stabbed by his housemate and managed to escape. The suspect was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas – The Austin Police Department (APD) responded to a SWAT call in Pflugerville Friday night.
APD said it answered the call near the 14000 block of The Lakes Boulevard, just off Interstate 35 in Pflugerville around 7:30 p.m.
According to APD Public Information Officer Juan Asencio, APD received an urgent call to shoot or stab just after 4:30 p.m. near the 14000 block of Lakes Boulevard, with the caller saying she had stabbed and required assistance from police and emergency medical services.
Officers arrived at the scene, along with Travis County deputies who had previously spoken with the victim. The victim was taken care of by the EMS and then transported to the hospital.
She told officers she was stabbed by her roommate and managed to escape. The victim told the officers the suspect’s whereabouts and the police managed to locate the suspect in an apartment. Officers attempted to contact the suspect, but were unsuccessful.
“Due to the seriousness of the crime and the fact that the suspect may have had a weapon, the Austin Police Department contacted SWAT,” Asencio said at the press conference.
SWAT officers arrived and took control of the scene, he said. SWAT officers managed to speak with the suspect and the incident resulted in a “peaceful resolution”. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence. Officers do not know the exact relationship of the two involved.
No further information regarding the situation has been released at this time.
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