7-hour armed standoff with drug binging suspect in Martin County ends without incident


MARTIN COUNTY, FL – On Tuesday, Martin County deputies engaged in a seven hour stand-off with a Hobe Sound man that ended with the subject in custody.

“The incident began around noon,” the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday evening. “The subject initially told a relative that he had gone on a two-day illegal narcotic binge and he felt like he wanted to cut himself. Throughout the day, multiple deputies worked to talk the subject out of the home, but he became combative and refused to surrender telling deputies that he had a gun and he wouldn’t hesitate to shoot law enforcement.”

The suspect also told deputies if he made it out of the house, he would try to drive his car head-on into traffic. Throughout the ordeal, the suspect continued his use of illegal narcotics. At one point he brandished a large kitchen knife as he stood in front of a window.

Just before 7 pm, the MCSO SWAT team was able to safely get him outside of the home. The subject has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest with violence. Additional charges are pending following a search warrant of the home.

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