Man arrested after barricading himself inside apartment with woman in Pompano Beach

Suspect was possibly armed with knife, deputies say


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office called in its SWAT unit Thursday morning after a man barricaded himself inside an apartment in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

Deputies said the man forced a woman inside the apartment just before 11 a.m. at 2731 NW First St.

Deputies said he was possibly armed with a knife and was not responding to authorities at the scene.

He was taken into custody just after noon.

No other details were immediately released by authorities, but neighbors said the man and woman share a child together and that they had gotten into a fight Wednesday night.

Neighbors said the woman called police earlier in the morning when the man showed up to her home. They said she left and returned later in the morning and he was waiting for her.

According to neighbors, the man then attacked his child's mother in the street before dragging her into the apartment.

The child was staying with a relative when the incident happened, neighbors said.


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