Men taken into custody after Miami Beach standoff released

Police questioned 2 in connection with teen's murder

Published On: Apr 18 2012 11:19:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2013 11:14:38 AM EDT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

A SWAT situation on Miami Beach ended late Wednesday after police said two men who are persons of interest in a murder case barricaded themselves inside a home.

Officers approached the men shortly before 8 p.m. to question them about Robert Lakatos, a teenager who was robbed and fatally shot two weeks ago on the boardwalk at 79th Street. The men ran from officers and into a home near 80th Street and Crespi Blvd., according to a police spokesperson.

SWAT officers, K9 officers, and a police helicopter were deployed.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the two men surrendered to police, as well as three others who were inside the home with them.

All five were taken into custody and were questioned.

On Thursday morning, they were all released.