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Westside standoff ends with suspect in custody

8:28 PM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man is under arrest after a westside standoff involving the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team.

This happened Thursday night in the 1200 block of Woodruff Ave. JSO authorities on the scene said the suspect surrendered. They also say he attempted to set fire to the house during the negotiations with police.
At 5 p.m., JSO responded to a call in the area, according to JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda.

Residents in a two-block radius were told to either evacuate or stay inside as SWAT negotiators resolved the situation.     

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