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Stabbing suspect arrested after standoff with Tallahassee police

Posted at 8:14 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 08:22:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Police say a stabbing suspect is behind bars after causing a two-hour standoff with officers at an apartment on South Meridian Street.

The Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Golf Terrace Drive to investigate a stabbing that happened around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

They say 35-year-old Alex Jeter asked a man for a cigarette.

The man gave one to him and for unknown reasons, Jeter pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

TPD says after the stabbing, Jeter went back to his apartment on South Meridian Street.

Officers arrived at the residence and tried to contact Jeter.

Police say they could see him moving inside the apartment but he refused to come out.

The on-scene investigation revealed that Jeter may have had a gun inside his apartment, so TPD’s armored vehicle was brought to the scene.

A few hours later, officers were able to determine that he did not have access to a firearm and entered the apartment around 2:30 a.m.

After police entered the home, Jeter still refused to cooperate with them. Officers were forced to use a taser to bring Jeter into custody.

Jeter was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.