A former sheriff’s deputy in Texas has been taken into custody following a manhunt that started after three individuals have been fatally shot in Austin, US authorities say.
Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested with out incident about 7.30am on Monday alongside a rural street in Manor, an Austin suburb, Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps mentioned.
He had a pistol in his waistband, Phipps added.
Police had acquired two cellphone calls a couple of suspicious particular person matching Broderick’s description, Phipps mentioned.
He mentioned Broderick was taken to Travis County jail, the place authorities didn’t instantly return messages on Monday.
Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon mentioned Broderick was suspected in Sunday’s deaths of two girls and one man, all of whom Broderick knew.
Police initially instructed Austin residents who lived close by to shelter in place however they lifted that request afterward Sunday once they mentioned it was unclear whether or not Broderick was nonetheless within the metropolis.
Chacon mentioned that Broderick was a former deputy with the Travis County sheriff’s workplace, which relies in Austin.
Travis County District Lawyer Jose Garza mentioned in a press release that Broderick had been arrested for sexual assault of a kid final June and was launched on $US50,000 ($A64,706) bond.
He mentioned that the district lawyer’s workplace on Sunday filed a movement to revoke that bond.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristen Darkish instructed the Austin American-Statesman that Broderick, a property crimes detective, resigned after the arrest.
The newspaper additionally experiences that Broderick’s spouse filed for a protecting order and divorce shortly after his arrest.