Police lights crash accident St. Petersburg

Tampa Police Arrest Barricaded Subject After Rescuing Two Women

Police lights crash accident St. Petersburg

TAMPA, Fla. – Just before 6 am this morning, two women dialed 911 and said they barricaded themselves in the back bedroom of the unit after a male acquaintance threatened them with a gun.

When officers arrived, they approached the unit’s front door and heard what they believed to be someone racking a gun. They also heard the subject make several threats towards them and the victims inside the unit.

The officers retreated back to the parking lot and called in SWAT.

The negotiator made contact with the subject. While the negotiator was talking to the subject, SWAT safely rescued the two victims from the back bedroom through a window and brought them down a ladder.

The negotiator continued to speak with the subject for over an hour.

Around 9 a.m., officers attempted to breach the front door with an explosive, but were unsuccessful.

The negotiator continued to speak with the subject for another hour until the subject’s mother arrived on the scene around 10 a.m.

The mother recorded a message that was played over the PA system but the subject still did not come out.

Around 10:30, several rounds of gas were deployed into the apartment. Officers made their way into the unit, carefully searching for the subject. He was located in bedroom and was taken into custody.

The subject faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated false imprisonment with a firearm.

Additional charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing.

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