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Armed Man Barricades Himself Inside Lauderdale Lakes Home

It was a very active scene in Lauderdale Lakes Tuesday night after an armed man barricaded himself inside his home with two women and five children inside.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of Northwest 35th Avenue.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said the man threatened to kill himself at a nearby home and then took off. Officers followed him to ensure public safety and that's when he arrived back at his home and barricaded himself inside.

BSO said the man was armed but they did not consider it a hostage situation because he did not make any threats against the people inside.

A perimeter was established and SWAT responded to the scene. Neighboring homes were also evacuated.

The man was eventually taken into custody and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

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