Man surrenders after hours-long stand-off in Fort Lauderdale

SWAT team responds to home west of Riverside Park area

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department dispatched a SWAT team to a home Wednesday near the Riverland Elementary School. Image by Google Maps

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After hours of refusing to follow orders from police, a man surrendered Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale. 

Fort Lauderdale Police Department officers responded to a house at 2648 SW 7 St., near the Comet Food Market on Southwest 27th Avenue. The department dispatched a SWAT team. 

Officers did not identify the man or say why he was arrested.  He eventually "surrendered peacefully," police said.