Cedar Park shooting: Standoff over, hostages freed


"That is our main goal", Harmon said at a press conference at a nearby intersection around 9 p.m. local time Sunday, before addressing the gunman.

Harmon said Sunday that the Cedar Park Police Department had a history at the residence, but did not provide details, including when police last visited the home. The officers are in stable condition at a local hospital, police said on Twitter.

Multiple police officers were shot Sunday and a person remained barricaded inside a home located in a suburb of Austin, Texas, authorities said.

A almost 18-hour-long standoff continued early Monday at a suburban Texas neighborhood where three responding officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire. The mother had called police and said her son kicked in the door and was acting aggressive.

Cedar Park police describe the scene as "very active", calling on residents in the area to "stay inside your home".

Harmon said law enforcement has been in touch with the suspect's relatives, who said he has been dealing with "some mental health issues".

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"We have negotiators right now reaching out to the suspect" Harmon said.

About an hour later, a third hostage and the suspect emerged from the home peacefully.

Police said in an update Sunday that three officers were shot, and were being treated as a hospital.

Officers were responding to a call at a home off Natalie Cove. The City of Cedar Park tweeted just before 4 p.m. telling people to avoid Bagdad Road between Osage and New Hope.

A spokesperson for the department did not immediately respond to messages for comment.