Elderly man removed from Elkton home after standoff

Things ended peacefully in Elkton about an hour ago, when members of the Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiations Team were able to successfully enter and remove a despondent man from his home, after a SWAT standoff, then transport him to Flagler Hospital in St Augustine for medical evaluation.

Historic City News learned that officers were called to a home in the 4000 block of Bradley Street at about 6:30 p.m., according to a report from Corporal Catherine Payne.

Deputies initially responded to check on the welfare of the elderly resident, who was reportedly hopeless and irrational.

When deputies contacted him, the man displayed a knife then backed into the residence and barricaded himself. A SWAT team responded to the scene.

Negotiations were ongoing for about an hour; however, the man was in the home alone and deputies were able to remove him without incident or injury — to himself, of any of the emergency personnel responding.

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