Man Barricaded Inside Home Taken Into Custody – Two Children Unharmed
SPRING HILL – Around 6:00 PM this evening, deputies responded to a residence at the 11000 block of LaGorce Ave, after reports of a possible suicide threat.
According to our sources, when a deputy approached the residence, a man displayed a firearm and barricaded himself inside.
Officials soon learned that two young children were inside the residence with the armed suspect.
Deputies immediately evacuated residents from surrounding homes and began attempts to negotiate with the suspect by loud speaker.
A SWAT team arrived on the scene and just before 7:30 PM entry was made into the residence, where the suspect surrendered and was taken into protective custody.
Moments later, two children exited the residence and appeared to be unharmed.
According to officials, the suspect will be evaluated for a possible Baker Act; therefore we are not releasing the man’s identity at this time.
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