MARION COUNTY, Fl. -- A man made suicidal statements outside of his home on Southwest 46th Terrace, and attempted to burn it down amongst other disturbing actions, leading to a SWAT team standoff. The man had reportedly become upset about a parking violation he had received, which then triggered his PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder).
Lauren Lettelier, public information officer for the Marion County sheriff's office said, "For the next four hours we talked to the subject. We got a negotiations team out there along with swat team on standby to make sure everybody was safe. There was multiple times he came out of the residence with a sword and wanted law enforcement to shoot him."
Deputies were able to convince him to exit the house peacefully.
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