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Tallahassee police arrest suspect after overnight standoff

Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 7:18 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed to WCTV that a suspect is in custody after an eight-hour standoff on the 2100 block of Castor Court.

The standoff started just before 11 p.m. Wednesday after TPD was asked to assist in “locating a fugitive with an outstanding federal warrant.”

TPD says the suspect, wanted on federal charges, barricaded themselves when officers arrived on the scene.

Tallahassee police arrest suspect after eight-hour standoff.
Tallahassee police arrest suspect after eight-hour standoff.(Michelle Roberts, WCTV)

Nearby residents were evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

Several units were called in for help, due to the suspect’s criminal history and the possibility that he was armed.

In an effort to remove the suspect, officers threw a flashbang at him, TPD says.

Around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, roughly eight hours later, police arrested 26-year-old Dante Williams for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (federal warrant), burglary and resisting arrest without violence. According to court documents, Williams had active warrants against him for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, as well as illegally carrying a concealed weapon.

Williams was also arrested during a prostitution sting in Sept. 2020, court documents show. Williams faced prostitution and weapons charges in connection to that incident. Williams just had a court date on June 8, and his next court appearance was scheduled for July 7.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the investigation to call Tallahassee police at 850-891-4200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Stay with WCTV for the latest.

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