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SWAT Team at St. Pete House

A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday night for pointing a gun at a St. Petersburg Police officer.

Update 8:45 p.m.

The suspect has been taken into custody, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Earlier

A Pinellas County SWAT team has surrounded a house at 4480 40th St. in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

At 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office sent the SWAT team to help the St. Petersurg Police Department search for a suspect wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer, according to a press release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Officers are targeting the residence at 4480 40th St. N, Unit #1, in unincorporated St. Petersburg. A perimeter has been set in the area of the home.

The suspect pointed a gun at a St. Petersburg Police officer during a traffic stop last night, the press release said.

The suspect fled and the investigation led law enforcement to the address in unincorporated St. Pete. Stay with Patch for details.

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Rider March 20, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Unfortunately, seeing a story about a SWAT team brings up the horrible memory of how they should have been called in when Lacy hid, armed, in the attic and two officers were told to climb a ladder to get him out (and they knew he was armed) and now those two officers are dead.
Red April 30, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Send in the bulldozers! If he's not in there try the houses on both sides !

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