A lady’s screams for assist Saturday morning led the SWAT workforce of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace to a Moorgate Courtroom house the place a person apparently has barricaded himself inside a bed room.
The lady and a small youngster have been capable of escape from the house within the 9000 block of Moorgate Courtroom. When police initially entered the house to assist the lady, the person fought with an officer earlier than locking himself within the bed room, the Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
The incident started about 5 a.m. and the standoff continued as of 12:30 p.m. Police have locked down the neighborhood, which is off Rathbone Courtroom close to Previous Kings Street South, till additional discover.
It wasn’t recognized whether or not the person was armed. Police have been trying to barter with him to persuade him to give up peacefully.
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Teresa Stepzinski: (904) 359-4075