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BREAKING: Texas Police In Standoff With Barricaded Suspect In House Rigged With Explosives

Round Rock, TX – Police were evacuating residents in a neighborhood in Northeast Round Rock on Wednesday afternoon where authorities are in a standoff with a barricaded suspect who has “rigged explosives” inside his home.

The incident began just before 1 p.m. on Aug. 15 at a residence in the 2300-block of Vernell Way, KVUE reported.

Police said a suspect was barricaded inside the home and engaged in a standoff with authorities.

At 1:50 p.m., officials confirmed reports of explosives at the home, KVUE reported.

The Austin Police Department bomb squad has responded to the scene to assist, KTBC reported.

Police have evacuated the residents of a few dozen homes that are located in the nearby area as a precaution.

Sunrise Road is shut down between Bradley Lane/Curry Drive and Bowman Road/Tiger Trail and residents have been asked to avoid the area, KTBC reported.

Police have set up a room at the Allen R. Baca Center for people who have been evacuated or cannot yet return home.

Officials have not yet released any details about the motive of the suspect nor their identity.

Authorities also have not yet said what let up to the standoff between police and the barricaded suspect.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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