Armed man barricades himself inside home | Crime
A domestic dispute in Florence led to a standoff between police and an armed man.
Florence police responded to a domestic situation in the Twin Oaks community at 10 p.m. Monday night. A 58-year-old man was barricaded inside his home with multiple weapons, and he was threatening to hurt his family and himself.
Florence police negotiators and SWAT responded and evacuated neighbors after the armed man exited his home and then barricaded himself inside.
After four hours of negotiations, the man left his house and was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. He was transported to ECM hospital for evaluation. No one was injured.
This was the second time in less than 24 hours that police have responded to and negotiated with an armed and barricaded suspect.
Alabama state troopers assisted Florence patrol officers in this case.
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