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Stand-off situation in Tallahassee comes to peaceful end

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 17:44:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department says the stand-off situation on McCaskill Avenue has ended in an arrest.

Around 10:22 a.m., Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 1600 block of McCaskill Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance call.

Arriving officers received information the suspect, 24-year-old Kymasculine S. Dawkins of Chattahoochee, had felony warrants and had a gun. TPD say officers spoke to family who said Dawkins threatened adult family members who managed to escape the apartment.

Dawkins, who family members said was armed, then barricaded himself inside an apartment.

Using tactical robots, TPD was able to get in contact with Dawkins and negotiated a peaceful surrender. No injuries have been reported.

But that was not before neighbors were shaken up.

"I got different police telling me to back up. I don't know what to do. I was scared. Everything just blocked off. Never been in this situation before," said Breon Babby.

"Seeing negotiators and crime units and bullet proof vests and AR-15s, we don't see that kind of stuff," said Chase Racks.

Dawkins was wanted on two Leon County warrants connected to burglary with assault and resisting arrest. He will now be charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic battery and possession of a stolen firearm.