Man armed with knife barricaded in South Miami apartment was hiding in closet, police say

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. – Reports of a man armed with a knife and kicking on doors led to a standoff situation with police at a South Miami apartment building Friday afternoon.

South Miami police said they received multiple 911 calls about the man, who ran from police and barricaded himself inside of an apartment building at 5950 SW 74th St., just off Dixie Highway.

Police said they were taking precautions, because they may have heard the suspect rack a gun. They weren’t sure if anyone else is in the apartment.

Officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Response Team, as well as hostage negotiators, were also at the scene.

Local 10′s Cody Weddle learned early Friday evening that police entered the apartment using a robot and the suspect was found hiding in a closet. There was no one else in the apartment.

The man is being charged with aggravated assault.

About the Author:

Andrew Perez is a South Florida native who joined the Local 10 News team in May 2014.