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Deputies: Armed Suspect Killed During SWAT Raid in Florida

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Posted at 4:40 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 23:45:41-05

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an armed suspect who barricaded himself inside a northeast Florida home is dead after a SWAT team forced its way inside.

The Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/bQJvL2) reports that the shooting occurred Thursday evening.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says the SWAT team was serving a narcotics search and arrest warrant at the Orange Park home after complaints from neighbors about drug activity. Officials say four people inside the home exited without incident but a fifth person refused.

Deputies entered the home. Authorities say the suspect brandished a weapon and was shot.

The sheriff's office didn't immediately release the names or races of the suspect or the SWAT team members involved in the shooting.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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