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Subject in custody after barricading himself inside Miami Beach building, police say

Police say subject was making threats, building evacuated

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach police responded to a building Wednesday morning after reports of someone barricaded inside the building.

Police said SWAT operators and hostage negotiators responded to the building at 1600 Meridian Ave. to try to convince the man to come outside. The man was detained about 2:30 p.m. and will be taken to a medical facility for evaluation, police said.

Police said the man was making threats, but did not specify what those threats were.

The building was evacuated as a precaution.

Traffic in the area has reopened.