JSO SWAT arrests man follwing standoff in Southside neighborhood

A man faces several charges after engaging in a standoff with JSO's SWAT team earlier Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The JSO SWAT team took a man into custody Saturday afternoon following an hours-long standoff that started from the early hours of the morning in a Southside neighborhood.

According to JSO, a man barricaded himself inside a residential home at 9000 Moorgate Ct. on Saturday, Sept. 30 following a fight with an officer.

The incident is a result of a domestic issue involving the residents. JSO responded to the scene around 5 a.m. after receiving a call from a woman who was screaming for help over the phone.

Once on the scene, an officer got into an altercation with a man at the home. The man then locked himself inside of a room.

The officer, who was slammed into the ground by the suspect, suffered minor injuries but is OK. JSO said it does not know if the man inside the home was armed.

Officers had to make initial entry through a window.

The suspect, who was identified by neighbors as Robert Longworth, 34, was arrested for several charges including domestic violence, battery on a law officer, and false imprisonment. First Coast News corroborated the suspect's name with charges on the JSO jail records.

Five to six houses were forced to leave this morning as a result of the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

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