A day after SWAT standoff, neighbors still have questions

Neighbors want to know what led up to the SWAT situation in this south Austin neighborhood Monday night. (CBS Austin)

As detectives with the Austin Police Department continue their investigation to what led up to a SWAT standoff and suspicious death in a south Austin home, neighbors are left wondering what exactly happened.

The standoff happened Monday evening on Fontana Drive, which is just off South 1st Street.

"It was a bit scary just knowing there was a possible armed person in the house, and after I saw the updates on the news of what happened to the woman, it was terrifying," said Michael Stewart.

Austin Police were called after Austin-Travis County EMS brought a woman with serious blunt force trauma injuries to her face to the hospital.

Police were led to believe the woman was assaulted by a man who was either her roommate or boyfriend.

When officers arrived at his home, the man did not leave his home.

Hours later, APD sent a robot into the home, and discovered the man inside was dead, with trauma to his body.

An official said the man they found dead was the only person inside the house throughout the standoff.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

"We have many detectives on scene. We have homicide detectives speaking to family, neighbors, trying to figure out what happened here," said Officer Bino Cadenas.

As detectives continue investigating, neighbors are left with many unanswered questions.

"I walk my dogs across that house every single day. I want to know what happened, and if it's safe, and if I have anything to worry about," said Beverly Bragg Ware.

The woman police believe was assaulted has non-life threatening injuries, but they want to question her. Detectives believe she could be an important part of the investigation.

Austin Police have not released identities of anyone involved in this case.

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