TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One man was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff that began in Plant City late Tuesday evening.
Authorities said they responded to a shots-fired call at a home on Swindell Road around 9 p.m. There, they learned a man, who had recently learned he had a “very serious medical condition,” had shot in the direction of several family members.
Authorities said nobody was injured.
When the man refused to leave the home, the Hillsborough County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation team was called in. For the safety of those involved, authorities decided to wait until daytime to safely remove the man from the home.
Deputies said the SWAT team entered the house, secured the man, and transported him to an area hospital to receive help.
“Anytime there are firearms and people are extremely upset and emotional, it could end in a deadly situation or a deadly encounter,” a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office representative said.