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SWAT standoff ends peacefully in Jacksonville Beach

Standoff started with a domestic violence issue

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A SWAT situation on Friday night ended with a man in handcuffs in Jacksonville Beach.

The scene was in the 200 block of 19th Avenue North.

The scene cleared around 9 p.m. but police say they were initially called to the home for a domestic violence situation involving a man and a woman.

Police told News4Jax William Seymour, 49, was arrested. Police said Seymour was violating probation for a felony battery and was booked into Duval County Jail, accused of domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence.

Viewers sent News4Jax video of the scene as officers and SWAT officers blocked off the area for hours.

Investigators said they began negotiations with the man who refused to come out of the home.

Police say they spoke with him on the phone for 30 minutes.

They say the man eventually came out peacefully, surrendered and was arrested. No weapons were found, police said.

Police said the woman involved is okay.

Officials said Seymour has an extensive criminal history.


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