Man in custody after SWAT standoff, Indian Harbour Beach police say
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. – The Indian Harbour Beach Police Department say they took a man into custody after a SWAT standoff that prompted part of a neighborhood to be evacuated.
Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports the incident occurred late Monday night in the Martesia subdivision.
All of Triton Court and part of Martesia Way had to be evacuated as a result of the incident.
"We had to evacuate everyone in the street as a safety precaution," said Indian Harbour Beach Police Chief David Butler, adding that the number of houses evacuated was less than 10.
He said no charges are being pressed at this point, and that it's being classified as a Baker Act.
"The Brevard County Sheriff's Office with the SWAT team and the negotiation team came out and was able to make contact with him through PA and was able to negotiate him," Butler said. "He had some several firearms in the house that were of concern."
"They were very supportive of the police department, the sheriff's office and they were very understanding," added Butler of local residents.
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