JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man arrested after a SWAT standoff at the Cash America check cashing store at 5436 Blanding Blvd. has been identified.
Police were called to the location around 3:48 p.m. according to an information report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
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When officers arrived on the scene, employees from a Metro PCS came out to meet them. The employees told police a female employee from Cash America came out and made hand jesters signaling they were being robbed.
The report said she returned to the store and locked it from the inside making it impossible for officers to enter the building.
As other arrived arrived on the scene, two Cash America employees came up to the door and unlocked it, according to JSO. It was at this time that a supervisor on scene alerted the SWAT team.
Once a hostage negotiation team arrived, they used a loud speaker to try and communicate with the suspect without any luck.
After a 3 hour stand off the suspect came out and surrendered to SWAT.
That man arrested has been identified as 28-year-old Eric Myrick. Myrick was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Duval County Pretrial Detention Facility. Myrick is not eligible to receive bond.
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