Suspect in custody after north Austin SWAT standoff

Suspect in custody after north Austin SWAT standoff

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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.

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