UPDATE: Titusville Woman Arrested After SWAT Team Uses Tear Gas To End Nearly 3-Hour Standoff With Police
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2018
happened on Court Street and US-1 in Titusville
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA –Titusville Police and a SWAT team ended an armed standoff that lasted a couple of hours at the River Breeze Apartments located on Court Street and US-1 in Titusville.
Police say the standoff ended peacefully when a SWAT team administered tear gas to arrest the female suspect.
The suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Sherrie Copeland from Titusville.
“Officers were called to the complex at 3 p.m. by several victims after an adult female resident had pointed a handgun at them,” said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson of the Titusville Police Department.
“The suspect retreated back into her apartment with the firearm when officers arrived.”
That is when police negotiators spent several hours trying to get the suspect to surrender.
After a couple of hours, around 5:30 p.m., SWAT team deployed tear gas into the apartment, made entry and took the suspect into custody unharmed, according to Hutchinson.
Copeland was arrested on a warrant for five counts of aggravated assault.
Police say she will be booked into the Brevard County Jail.
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ABOVE MAP: Titusville Police were on scene an armed standoff that lasted a several hours at the River Breeze Apartments located on Court Street and US-1 in Titusville.
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