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Subject taken into custody after SWAT call at Round Rock business

The incident occurred at the Batteries Plus of South Interstate 35.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — A man has been taken into custody after a barricaded subject incident Wednesday afternoon, the Round Rock Police Department said.

The police department said at 10:40 a.m. that it was assisting the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) with an incident near the Batteries Plus and Home Depot in the 2500 block of South Interstate 35. RRPD later clarified that the TCSO was uninvolved and that the incident involved a barricaded subject at the Batteries Plus.

At around 11:30 a.m., police said SWAT and crisis negotiators were on the scene. An adult male subject claimed to be armed. Nearby buildings were evacuated. At 12:15 p.m., RRPD said that the man was taken into custody.

Officials later reported that calls initially came in around 9:55 a.m. for reports of a traffic collision in which the occupant of one vehicle ran away from the scene. That person then ran into the business and would not come out.

Police said they will continue to investigate the scene of Batteries Plus. A gun has not been located. All neighboring businesses have reopened and there were no reports of injuries.

Officials also reported that the vehicle associated with the suspect was reported stolen. The man is also being investigated for a burglary of a motor vehicle earlier Wednesday.

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