Suspect in Tallahassee standoff identified

Police: Suspect in Tallahassee standoff found dead
Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 12:42:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Tallahassee Police have identified the man who died after a standoff at his home Monday night.

On Monday around 6 p.m. the Tallahassee Police Department received a call from the Florida State Police Department after a student walked into their police station and stated his stepfather was threatening to harm him, his mother and himself.

The stepfather, later identified as 53-year-old Michael D. Lloyd, had access to guns, including rifles and was reportedly at his house on Forsythe Park Circle. 

TPD patrol officers immediately went to Mr. Lloyd’s home and attempted to make contact with him.

Trying to resolve the situation, a Tallahassee Police supervisor made contact with Lloyd by phone, asking him to step outside and provide his version of the events which unfolded earlier in the day.  

Lloyd ultimately refused to come outside and ended the phone call after making several threats to harm any officers who came inside the home and nearby residents.

TPD says officers immediately began evacuating surrounding homes that could be hit by gunfire and they were taken to a safe location during the standoff.

Due to the threats of violence by Lloyd, TPD called in their Tactical Apprehension and Control (TAC) Team and for several hours, they tried to talk to someone inside the home.

Eventually they made their way inside and found Lloyd dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

TPD says an investigation is still ongoing. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.