Hobe Sound man on drugs, barricaded for hours, armed with knife surrenders to deputies
Martin County, Fl (treasurecoast.com) -A seven hour stand-off with a Hobe Sound man has ended with the subject in custody.
The incident began around noon Monday. 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. He 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 7pm, the MCSO SWAT team was able to safely get him outside of the home.
He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
It was not clear if the man will face any charges.
The Martin County Sheriffs Office has been on the scene at a mobile home on SE Eagle Avenue speaking with a man who said he wanted to harm himself with a knife. You will notice a lot of police activity in that area. Deputies, Detectives, Crisis Negotiators and Mental Health experts have been trying to negotiate with the subject to have him safely exit the home, however he has refused to come out. We hope to bring this situation to a safe conclusion soon.