Cops Lose Burglary Suspect, Find Grow House

SWAT standoff ends without arrest as officers discover marijuana operation

A SWAT standoff in Miami-Dade ended Monday night with no one in custody but police didn't walk away completely empty handed when they found a marijuana grow house inside the home they'd surrounded.

The standoff began around 2 p.m. when officers went to a home on Southwest 69th Avenue near 38th Street looking for a man in connection with a residential burglary.

Officers saw a man run into the home, and police surrounded the home. But when the standoff ended, and police entered the home, they were unable to find the man.

However they did find what Miami-Dade Police described as a "fully operational clandestine marijuana hydroponics laboratory" with 18 mature pot plants.

Police are still investigating and are looking for the suspect.

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