SWAT standoff with man barricaded in Southside home ends

By Chris Robbins - Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A nine-hour standoff with a man with a gun in a Southside home ended early Saturday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Neighbors said police told them the man was not in the home when they made entry and they are searching for him.

Officers were called to Anson Road just before 9 p.m. Friday. Police said a dispute led to a man threatening two of his roommates with a gun. The couple then ran to a neighboring house and called police.

Neighbors said they were evacuated by the JSO during the ordeal and some could not reach their homes because of road closures.  

Police said the roommates came out of the home and told officers the man threatened to kill them. The man then barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to come out. 

But when police entered, neighbors said police said, he was nowhere to be found. 


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