Coral Springs SWAT Incident Ends With Surrender

Residents and visitors in the community were prohibited from entering or exiting the homes

Sunday, Sep 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:10 AM EDT
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A SWAT situation involving Coral Springs Police ended Saturday after a 26-year-old man who threatened to commit suicide surrendered to authorities.The man was located on a park bench, where he held a gun to his head for several hours. Lt. Joe McHugh said negotiators, along with the man's parents, were on scene to resolve the incident.

A SWAT situation involving Coral Springs Police ended Saturday after a 26-year-old man who threatened to commit suicide surrendered to authorities.The man was located on a park bench, where he held a gun to his head for several hours. Lt. Joe McHugh said negotiators, along with the man's parents, were on scene to resolve the incident.

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Coral Springs SWAT Incident Ends With Surrender

A SWAT situation involving Coral Springs Police ended Saturday after a 26-year-old man who threatened to commit suicide surrendered to authorities. Lt. Joe McHugh spoke to NBC 6 about the incident.
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A SWAT situation involving Coral Springs Police ended Saturday after a 26-year-old man who threatened to commit suicide surrendered to authorities.

The man was located on a park bench, where he held a gun to his head for several hours. Lt. Joe McHugh said negotiators, along with the man's parents, were on scene to resolve the incident.

"The parents are working very closely with us, as well as negotiators, to try to resolve this without anybody being hurt," he said. "Obviously he's got some issues going on right now, and we're doing our best try to talk him out of it."

Police were alerted to the park in Kensington Community at 10 a.m. after the man's mother called to say her son was going to kill himself.

It was estimated that 60 homes were impacted after residents in the community were prohibited from entering or exiting the complex, according to McHugh.

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