Austin police, SWAT working to get 2 robbery suspects out of north Austin apartment

AUSTIN (KXAN) — SWAT is working to coax two robbery suspects out of an apartment unit in north Austin Wednesday night.

SWAT and Austin Police Department officers are in the 7100 block of Grand Canyon Drive, which is just north of U.S. Highway 290 and east of Interstate 35. Police are asking people to avoid the area, and stay indoors if you’re close to the location.

Officers said the initial call came in at 3:45 p.m. The two suspects are wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Both are barricaded inside an apartment unit and did not respond to commands from officers to come out peacefully, APD said. Nearby apartment units have been evacuated.

Right now, negotiators have been in contact with the suspects but are at a stalemate. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous, APD said.

Officers are continuing to ask people to avoid the area, as it’s still a fluid situation.

APD did not know if the suspects lived in the building or forced entry into the apartment unit. They do not believe anyone else is inside but the suspects.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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