JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As SWAT units were responding to a Westside home Tuesday on Cezanne Drive, a man who had barricaded himself inside surrendered to authorities, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
JSO said the incident was domestic in nature and no injuries were reported. A neighbor told News4Jax police first showed up around 11 a.m. and told residents in the area to go inside.
Officers were spotted outside the home telling the man to come out with his hands up.
Olivia Worley, who lives in the neighborhood, said all she could think about was her three children.
“I had to get my girls in my room on the floor,” she said. “Police were trying to make sure everyone was safe.”
Worley said her fiancé was outside when officers ordered everyone to stay inside.
“After four-and-a-half hours, the suspect finally came out of the house with his hands up,” she said.
A woman, who asked not to be identified, said her boyfriend lives in the home and knows the man who was taken into custody. She said a white SUV parked across the street was searched, but it’s unclear if anything of interest was located.
An arrest was not immediately announced by the Sheriff’s Office, and it’s unclear if the man taken into custody is facing charges.