Cedar Park, TX – A man has taken children hostage after shooting three Cedar Park Police Department officers Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 4:20 p.m. after officers responded to a call at a residence in the area of Heritage Park Drive and Bagdad Road, according to CBS Austin.
It’s not clear what led up to the shooting, but three officers we shot.
After shooting the officers, the gunman barricaded himself in a home, according to FOX 7 Austin.
The suspect has children hostages and is threatening to kill them, according to FOX7 reporter Kacey Brown.
Cedar Park Police have said a suspect has barricaded themselves in a home. Those I spoke with out here say there is children in the house.— Kacey Bowen (@KaceyonFox7) August 16, 2020
@Officer_Bino weighing in on social media: pic.twitter.com/ES7RrBH44i
The three wounded officers are at the hospital in stable condition.
No further information about the suspect has been released at this time.
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on the incident Sunday evening.
“Our hearts are with the police officers who were injured while protecting the Cedar Park community this afternoon. We must never take for granted the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers, and the State of Texas stands ready to provide the support and resources needed to bring justice to those involved. I ask that all Texans join Cecilia and me in prayer for the these officers, and for the safety of all law enforcement officers across the state,” Gov. Abbott’s statement said.
This is a fluid situation and we will keep you all updated as new information comes in.— Cedar Park Police (@CedarParkPD) August 16, 2020
BREAKING: We are investigating preliminary reports of three Cedar Park police officers who have been shot. More to follow.— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) August 16, 2020
Just left the hospital and all 3 ofc’s are in stable condition. The scene in Heritage Park Subdivision is still active. Please avoid the area. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern. #— Mike Harmon (@chiefmikeharmon) August 16, 2020
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