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Texas law enforcement: 3 officers shot by gunman 3 held inside dwelling

Cedar Park standoff

Cheyanne Mumphrey, The Affiliated Push


Printed Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:17PM EDT


Last Up to date Sunday, August 16, 2020 11:31PM EDT

3 police officers ended up shot and a gentleman remained barricaded inside of a residence with three of his family members users in a suburb of Austin, Texas, authorities claimed.

Officers responded to a get in touch with about 3:10 p.m. at a residence off Natalie Cove from a mother who stated her son kicked in the door of the house, Interim Main of Police Mike Harmon mentioned through a information conference in the vicinity of the scene.

The mom, a juvenile and a different person, whose age was not known, remain in the house held by the suspect, thought to be in his mid-20s, Harmon claimed. The suspect has “some mental health and fitness challenges,” he reported.

Harmon stated when officers arrived they had been met with gunfire and taken to a regional hospital. All three officers ended up in secure affliction with non life-threatening injuries. At minimum one particular officer will remain in the clinic right away.

It is unclear if the suspect was wounded.

“We want to end this peacefully for anyone included,” Harmon claimed, producing a plea to the unidentified suspect. “Please, come out and surrender peacefully.”

Harmon reported that the Cedar Park Law enforcement Office has a heritage at the residence, but did not supply details, such as when law enforcement previous visited the residence.

As night time fell in the Cedar Park neighbourhood on Sunday the place a h2o tower could be noticed in the distance, lights from several police and crisis responder motor vehicles bounced off close by residences. Vehicles moved together one street that ran perpendicular to one more, wherever orange cones had been positioned to restrict website traffic.

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The metropolis of Cedar Park has requested inhabitants to prevent Bagdad Road amongst Osage Generate and New Hope Travel, the metropolis claimed on Twitter. The Cedar Park law enforcement and fireplace departments have closed the southbound lane of Bagdad Street at Heritage, the article stated.

Many businesses are on the scene, which is nevertheless active.

“We have negotiators proper now achieving out to the suspect” Harmon mentioned.

“Our hearts are with the police officers who were hurt while defending the Cedar Park community this afternoon. We must in no way acquire for granted the services and sacrifice of our legislation enforcement officers, and the State of Texas stands all set to provide the guidance and resources wanted to bring justice to people concerned,” Republican Gov. Greg Abbott reported in a assertion.

Connected Push author Haleluya Hadero contributed to this report from Atlanta.