The suspect involved in an apparent hostage situation in Texas remains barricaded in a Cedar Park home the morning after three responding officers were shot.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a woman called Cedar Park Police on Sunday to say that her son had kicked down a door and was behaving erratically. Three of the responding officers were shot at the scene and reportedly returned fire, but it is unclear if the suspect or anyone else in the home was hit.
All three officers are expected to recover from their injuries.
As of early Monday morning, the suspect was still barricaded inside the home in a suburban area outside of Austin, according to a Twitter message from Cedar Park Police.
4:30am Update: If you live on Natalie Cove in the Heritage Park subdivision, you need to stay inside your home. It's still unsafe to leave as we are working an active scene involving a suspect barricaded inside his home.
Please do not leave until we say it is safe to do so.
— Cedar Park Police (@CedarParkPD) August 17, 2020
At a news conference on Sunday, Cedar Park Interim Chief of Police Mike Harmon that a child was among the three people in the home. It is unclear if all three remain in the home on Monday morning.
Harmon also said that police had a previous history at the residence, but did not provide details. He said that the suspect is believed to have mental health problems.
“We want to end this peacefully for everyone involved,” Harmon said at the news conference. “Please, come out and surrender peacefully.”
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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