An Austin, Texas police officer was wounded this morning in North Austin. A police spokesman noted it took place on the 1000 block of Morrow St.
A SWAT team was immediately dispatched to the area near North Lamar Boulevard. Officials are urging everyone to stay away from the area… The officer is now being treated at the University Medical Center Brackenridge.
The surrounding area will be closed while police investigate.
Austin police starting news conference on shooting of officer pic.twitter.com/QThIfKlThF
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) April 14, 2016
Sending strength to @Austin_Police who have an officer down after being shot in the line of duty this AM.
— OperationBlueShield (@OpBlueShield) April 14, 2016
Wounded officer has been with @Austin_Police for 7 yrs. Officer who returned cover fire w dept. for 8 yrs.
— Noelle Newton (@NoelleonFOX7) April 14, 2016
— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) April 14, 2016
This is a breaking news story. We will update as more details become available.