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7 hour S.W.A.T standoff at complex in Avenues area ends with arrest

The S.W.A.T Command Center truck, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and another armored truck are also on scene.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to an apartment complex in the Avenues area on Friday morning in response to an ongoing incident.

JSO blocked off the entrance to Southside Villas located at 8745 Palm Breeze Road around 11:15 a.m. Those lanes have since reopened.

Police responded to the area with a warrant for a suspect wanted for a previous case of aggravated battery. According to JSO, the suspect stayed in the home with one other person inside. 

It is unknown at this time if the other person was being held as a hostage. 

The suspect is now in custody and the street has reopened. Residents were allowed to return to their homes. 

The S.W.A.T Command Center truck, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and another armored truck were also spotted on the scene.

The command center was set up in a neighboring shopping center.

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