Standoff Situation in Midway

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A spokesman for the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says authorities are not releasing the name of the man who barricaded himself in a home in Midway, Florida and held authorities at bay for hours, yet.

Authorities had communication with the man inside of the home at 45 Elm Court, but after a period of silence they realized the man had escaped the house.

Deputies say the man is still at large. The investigation is ongoing.
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A local man fires a shotgun while fighting with his girlfriend, and then locks himself inside her home.

The argument turned into a standoff situation.

Residents on Elm Court in Midway, Florida, say they first heard a man and woman arguing outside.

They say the man was cursing at his girlfriend and then fired off two gun shots as she sped off in her car.

"I was just standing outside my house, when I heard two gun shots," says a neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says they responded to the home after receiving a call from the girlfriend involved in the dispute, around 10:45 Sunday morning.

"The female managed to leave the area, and call us. When we got here, we thought we had a subject barricaded on the inside. We were talking to him for a little while, when communication broke down," said Investigator Ulysses Jenkins, of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

The man stopped responding and didn't comply with deputies asking him to vacate the home, so officials say they called the man's family.

Family members also pleaded with him to come out.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office, and the Gadsden County Fire Department also came to help.

After almost 4 hours of officers standing by, officials deployed tear gas, and raided the home, but found no one inside.

"The premises was clear." said Investigator Jenkins.

Investigators are not releasing the names of anyone involved at this time.

The Gadsden County Sheriff says he spoke with the man on the phone afterward, and is negotiating a way for the man to come in to be medically evaluated.

A Midway City Commissioner also responded to the scene, and says this is the first time this has happened in Midway.



 
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