[UPDATE] Authorities on Scene of Barricaded Man

By: Eyewitness News/Candace Riley Email
By: Eyewitness News/Candace Riley Email

UPDATE 3-11

Tallahassee, FL - LCSO says the crisis is over as the man who had barricaded himself earlier in a home near Cynthia Drive has surrendered. Authorities say Detectives say he was taken into custody and will be taken for a mental evaluation. No criminal charges have been handed down at this time.

LCSO says it was ready to tackle the situation, no matter which direction it went.

Detectives say due to the nature of the case, no names are being released at this time.

LCSO Detective Melinda McBride says, "There is always, in the line of work that we do, there is always the likelihood of a weapon. However, with this situation, we were not made aware that the subject had any weapons in his possession.

Neighbors on the scene say they were surprised to come home to all the commotion because the neighborhood is usually peaceful.

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Tallahassee, FL - LCSO has several officers on scene in the area of Cynthia Drive and North Monroe where a man has barricaded himself.

LCSO detective Melinda McBride tells WCTV that they received a call at around 3pm from a local doctor's office claiming that a patient had made statements raising concern or alarm for that subject.

Several deputies including the hostage negotiating team and Swat responded to an unspecified address near Cynthia Drive where McBride says a 42 year old white male has barricaded himself in a home.

LCSO says the man poses no danger to others but they wish to resolve this situation with a peaceful outcome. Negotiating teams are talking to the man at this time.

Stay tuned with WCTV.tv for all the latest developments.


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  • by Are you for real Location: Tallahassee on Mar 14, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    Posted by: Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Mar 14, 2011 at 02:10 PM LOL they are packing more come one just as many if not more whites carry GUNS duh or didi you forget they came up with the NRA lol.I'm glad they didn't use forec but the truth is the truth if he was black they would have shot him down
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    I love how everything turns into a racial issue! The man was not posing any threat to society at all! The police report clearly states that there were no weapons involved! So tell me "Kevin aka Reality" why exactly he deserved to have the "house brought down on top of him"? Oh and for the record as well it was not 14 hours...you will find that it was only 6 hours. Or are you incapable of doing simple math? And as far as your statement "theblacktruth" your right if this was a black man the swat team probably would have opened fire...but that's because more times than not black men are "packing". If you want to throw the racial card you better be prepared for the rebuttle from the white population. So once again I believe this situation was handled as calmly as possible and I am glad that there was a peaceful resolution. My thoughts and prayers are with this man's family and I hope they get all the answers they deserve as far as his mental health is concerned.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Mar 14, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    Oh , another example of "Non Racist" affirmative "Blaxion" . Quit whining. You dont have jobs , but still manage to drive 50,000 dollar cars , while Whites barely get by.
  • by theblacktruth Location: tally on Mar 13, 2011 at 06:35 PM
    This is an example of white more blacks are arrested than blacks!You guys and girls always get the benefit of a doubt!Swat would have taken out a black man under the same circumstances...
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Mar 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    Dont coddle him for 14 hours. If he doesnt surrender .....bring down the house on top of him. Standoff solved. :)
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