Three Texas officers down, suspect barricaded in home

CEDAR PARK, Texas — Three Cedar Park police officers were shot Sunday and a person remained barricaded inside a home in the city just north of Austin, authorities said.

The Cedar Park Police Department said on Twitter that officers were responding to a call at a residence when they were shot and one person was barricaded inside the home, KVUE reported.

A spokesperson for the department did not immediately respond to messages for comment.

In a tweet, the department said the three officers were at a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect has not been apprehended as tactical officers have responded.

Moreover, the incident could be a hostage situation with children inside the home, FOX 7 Austin reported, citing police.

A law enforcement source at the scene of the shooting told FOX 7 Austin that one officer was shot in the arm. Another officer was shot in the chest but was protected by his vest. A third officer has suffered a grazing head wound.

Police are asking people in the area to stay in their homes during the incident.


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