A man has been arrested after barricading himself inside a house in Lauderhill for hours on Tuesday.
Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response unit were serving a warrant at the 1400 block of Northwest 33rd Way after 6 p.m. when the person inside refused to come out.
Details of the arrest warrant were not released.
SWAT teams and kidnappers were outside the home for hours. The man was finally arrested before 11 p.m. His identity was not known.
A woman at the scene, who claimed she was a relative of someone at the home, claimed the standoff was retaliation by officers for a federal lawsuit filed against Sheriff Gregory Tony and others at BSO in August.
“Would you let a gang of armed people into your house?” she said when asked why the man refused to come out. “For no reason? Wouldn’t you keep your doors locked?”
NBC6 reached out to those responsible for confirmation and more details.
Local residents have been asked to avoid the area.