Copperas Cove SWAT team makes an arrest

A man surrenders peacefully to the Swat Team at a residence on Leonhard Street in Copperas Cove on Thursday morning.

COPPERAS COVE - One man is in custody after a standoff with police at a home in Copperas Cove.

Police arrested Avery Jules McClusky, 23, at a home in the 900 block of Leonhard Avenue in Copperas Cove.

Deputy Chief Brian Wyers of the Copperas Cove Police Department said that a patrol officer spotted McClusky, who was wanted on several open warrants, just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Wyers said the man went into a home at that location and refused to respond to requests by the patrol officer to come to the door. SWAT was called in to help with the apprehension of the suspect.

The suspect surrendered to police shortly after the SWAT team arrived. The police department estimated that the standoff lasted about two hours.

Wyers said that there were no injuries and no damage to the home where the man was arrested.

McClusky was arrested on charges of burglary of a vehicle, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a child, elderly person or the disabled.

He was also charged with assault causing bodily injury/family violence and interference with a request for assistance on warrants out of Travis County.

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