Suspect in custody after north Austin SWAT standoff
Austin police arrested a man after a SWAT standoff in the 1200 block of Fairfield in north Austin Thursday.
Around 5:30 PM SWAT officers deployed flash grenades and tear gas to enter the home and arrest Mark Cunningham, 35.
Officers were serving a warrant for Cunningham who was wanted for possession of a controlled substance and evading, both felonies. Officers arrived at the house be the suspect refused to comply with police.
The possession charge was a violation of his parole. He was also known to be involved in gang activity according to police. Officers wanted to take extra precautions and called the SWAT team.