JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team has responded to what neighbors are describing as anunconfirmed hostage situation in Arlington.

First Coast News partner The Florida Times-Union reported that neighbors near the house on Tidewater Circle near Johnston Avenue have been evacuated. First Coast News reporters are on the scene and arebeing held several blocks away from the scene with other media persons and neighborhood residents. It has not been confirmed by the JSO that it is in fact a hostage situation or what the details of the SWAT presence are.

The SWATteam is beleived to beattempting to speak toa man ina house in that neighborhoodover a loudspeaker. Neighbors say the man, who has not been identified, lives there with his wife and two daughters.

First Coast News is following this situation closely and will report details as they become available.