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[UPDATE] SWAT Being Called Out to Home Near Chaires

By: Eyewitness News/Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News/Julie Montanaro Email

*** UPDATE 10-4-2010 5:40 PM ***

A SWAT callout is over and residents of Emerald Acres can now return home.

An LCSO spokesman says a man around 40 years of age barricaded himself in a home in the 8700 block of Opal Drive this afternoon. That's right near the intersection of Highway 90 and Crump Road.

Sgt James McQuaig says the man was distraught and they got word he may have been armed. Officials says the man made statemets threatening to harm himself and police officers.

SWAT team members had surrounded the home and after three hours, negotiators talked the man into surrendering. That happened just minutes before 5:30.

There was no one else in the home at the time, and the man is now in custody. McQuaig says the man has not been charged with anything at this point, but has been sent for medical evaluation.

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*** UPDATE 10-4-2010 5:31 PM ***
LCSO says the man who had barricaded himself inside a home in Chaires has surrendered. Traffic is still not being allowed into the area around Opal Drive. WCTV will continue to bring you updates as we get them.

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Eyewitness News - LCSO tells WCTV that a SWAT team has been called out to Chaires. Authorities say a person has barricaded himself/herself in a home on Opal Drive near the corner of Highway 90 and Crump Road. All traffic around Opal Drive has been blocked off. WCTV is sending out a crew and will release more information as soon as we gather it.


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