Tampa police arrest man who threatened roommates with gun, barricaded himself

Hillsborough County

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) Tampa police arrested a man in a standoff that lasted several hours after threatening his roommates with a gun, according to officers.

Police said they were called to a home in the 8200 block of 11th Street after suspect Jeffrey Alexander Tyson, 18, got into a dispute with his two roommates before pulling a gun on them.

The two roommates escaped and called the police, who asked Tyson to leave the home multiple times. Eventually, the suspect was taken into custody peacefully.

The Tampa Police Department is still investigating the case. Tyson now faces two charges for aggravated assault with a firearm.

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