SPRING HILL, Fla. – The barricaded male subject has surrendered peacefully to deputies.
The duration of this incident lasted approximately 6.5 hours, Sunday.
On Sunday, just before 6 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Callaghan Avenue in Spring Hill regarding a domestic disturbance.
The person who contacted law enforcement told dispatchers that a middle-aged male and his elderly mother had engaged in a verbal dispute inside the residence. During the dispute, the male battered his elderly mother.
Upon arrival on scene, deputies attempted to take the male into custody, at which time he fled back into the residence; barricading himself inside.
Deputies removed the elderly female from the scene; relocating her to a site where she could be treated by paramedics from Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services.
Meanwhile, other deputies immediately began attempting to establish contact with the male. Deputies continually attempted communication for several hours.
The male subject was known to possess several firearms; therefore deputies did not made entry into the residence.
Residents who live in close proximity to the residence in question either evacuated or chose to shelter in place.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s SWAT and Crisis Response Teams both responded to the scene Sunday night.
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, “We are thankful for another peaceful resolution and for the professionalism, compassion, and tactical wherewithal demonstrated by the men and women of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office who were assigned to this scene.”