Barricaded suspect taken into custody following domestic dispute in Fort Lauderdale


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s SWAT team and crisis negotiators responded to a home Monday morning after receiving reports that someone had barricaded themselves inside a home following a domestic disturbance.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of Southwest 27th Terrace.

Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening said that after about two hours, the SWAT team deployed chemical munitions, which caused the suspect to surrender.

The suspect and officers were not injured, she said.

Liening said the suspect was taken into custody and is facing a charge of felony domestic battery on a person 65 years or older and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

No other details were immediately released.

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