Austin police responding to hostage situation on 35th St

Austin Police respond to a hostage situation at the 1900 block of West 35th Street in downtown Austin. Residents are asked to avoid the 35th St. area near Jackson Ave and Mopac.

There are currently reports of a strong police presence in the region.

According to the police, a call came around 4:30 p.m. that a suspect with a weapon had entered either a doctor or a dental office and taken hostages. Austin Police say this is an active situation and that details are limited for now.

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