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Woman barricades herself inside home after served with eviction notice, police say

Suspect accused of threatening officers

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police swarmed a southwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood Wednesday where a woman was barricaded inside a home.

Miami-Dade police said the 41-year-old woman, who made threats against officers, barricaded herself inside the house at 14950 SW 157th Terrace for about four hours.

She surrendered to authorities about 3 p.m.

Police evacuated the neighborhood as negotiators worked to convince the woman to surrender.

Authorities said she became enraged after she was served with an eviction notice. She called 911 on herself, launching a series of threats and ordering police to stay away, authorities said.

"She was served papers asking her to leave her residence, and she was not going to leave her house peacefully," Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said.

Miami-Dade police roped off the neighborhood, while the Police Department's special response team was brought in, along with some hostage negotiators.

"Once officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with the subject, who then advised officers if they attempted to come into the residence she would blow up the house and begin shooting at officers," Pinkard said. "We later learned she was in the residence with her mother and barricaded herself and her mother inside of the residence."

Police said the woman surrendered peacefully, and her 62-year-old mother was also brought out of the home uninjured.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, is undergoing a mental evaluation before police decide whether she will face charges.


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