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Man in custody after standoff in Arlington neighborhood

Police activity triggered temporary lockdown at Arlington Heights Elementary

Henry Addison DOC photo over scene of standoff
Henry Addison DOC photo over scene of standoff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was taken into custody Monday evening after a standoff with police officers in an Arlington neighborhood.

Officers were called to a home near the intersection of Roger and Brandemere roads, not far from Arlington Heights Elementary School.

Cruisers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Duval County School District were in the area. A News4Jax crew overheard an officer speaking through a loudspeaker, saying: “We have the house covered and a warrant for your arrest.”

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the home due to a domestic situation. A woman told police she was threatened by a man who brandished a firearm.

The woman was said to be OK.

The Sheriff’s Office said Henry Addison, 43, was taken into custody. Police said he had a warrant for a previous domestic violence incident.

Department of Corrections records show Addison served prison time on different occasions for child abuse and drug charges.

The front door of the home appeared to be broken off its hinges. There was also a broken window.

According to a Duval County Public Schools spokesperson, Arlington Heights Elementary was placed on a precautionary lockdown due to the police activity. “Students and staff remained safe,” the statement reads.

Jocelyn Foster had to wait outside to pick up her sister up from school.

“I just came home from work and I was like, whats going on? And I just see a whole bunch of police cars out here," Foster said.

Students were seen being released from the school around 4:30 p.m.


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