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Man Barricades Himself in Lauderhill Home After Holding Gun to Baby's Head During Robbery: Police

Police have confirmed a man who barricaded himself inside a Lauderhill home Wednesday is the same man seen in surveillance video holding a gun to a baby's head.

The scene unfolded on March 15 inside a grocery store on Northwest 2nd Avenue and 43rd Street in Little Haiti. Two thieves walked in, in broad daylight, and pointed a gun at the clerk and her infant son.

On Wednesday, footage showed several officers surrounding a home in the 1300 block of North State Road 7 around noon Wednesday in Lauderhill. U.S. Marshals and Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT team members were on the roof and on the ground.

According to the U.S. Marshal's Office, 27-year-old Marvin Pace is the man accused of pointing a gun at the baby in the grocery store.

Officials said when they arrived at the home Wednesday, Pace refused to come outside. K-9's and a robot were sent in, and they later found Pace hiding inside the dryer in the laundry room. 

"Who would point a gun at a child like that? It's inexplicable. I'm just very happy they got him," said Aubrey Watson, owner of Buena Vista Groceries, where the holdup happened.

The owner said the victim, who is his cousin, is so shaken up she hasn't come back to work. 

Pace was taken to the Broward County Jail where he may face obstruction of justice charges, among others. It's unknown whether he has an attorney.

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