Police Standoff Ends After Elderly Man Barricaded Himself In Miami Assisted Living Facility

Officials say man threatened caretaker with rifle

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An elderly man who threatened a caretaker with a rifle barricaded himself inside a Miami assisted living facility for several hours Monday, officials said.

The incident happened at the facility in the area of Northwest 5th Avenue and 48th Street.

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team responded and spent hours trying to get the man out of the home. All of the other residents were safely evacuated.

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, who was sworn in Monday morning, said the man, believed to be around 80, is an Army veteran and appeared to be upset at his family because he thought he was being removed from the facility.

After about four hours, the man came out carrying the rifle and officers used non-lethal bean bags on the man, Acevedo said.

The man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Acevedo said he could face charges.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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