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UPDATE: Tallahassee Police arrest Laredo Drive attempted burglary suspects

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 12:27:14-05

UPDATE: January 17, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tense moments in a Tallahassee neighborhood where police said two burglary suspects barricaded themselves inside of a home this morning on Laredo Drive.

After two and half hours Tallahassee police talked the men into giving up.

“Right now I’m just still kind of shook up,” said neighbor Shonnie Daniels.

Daniels said as she peered through her door this morning she saw the commotion, the street in front of her home on Laredo Drive filled with police cars.

“I looked out the door. I saw a lot of polices, dogs, big guns and it was like very, very scary,” she said.

“They received a call from a neighbor saying that someone was trying to break into a home,” said Anitra Highland with the Tallahassee Police Department.  

Officers say it was an alert neighbor who called 911. As police arrived the two men believed to have been burglarizing the home, barricaded themselves inside.

Daniels could hear as officers used loudspeakers to coax the two men out of the home.

“We're not going anywhere you need to come you need to apprehend yourself,” said Daniels.

Finally as the men emerged they were arrested, welcoming news for neighbors like Daniels.

“This could have been me. I'm right next door,” she said. “I feel blessed and that everybody next door was ok also.”

UPDATE: January 17, 2013 11:50 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --Tallahassee police have arrested two people accused of barricading themselves in a home during a burglary.

The incident happened in the 3000 block of Laredo Drive on Thursday Morning. Police responded to the area at 8:15 a.m. after getting reports of a burglary in progress. When they arrived, the suspects went back into the home and refused to come out.

Police negotiated with the suspects for a little over two and a half hours. They were arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Police are not saying if the two suspects were the only ones involved in the burglary. No one was in the home at the time of the incident, and no injuries have been reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

Leon County school officials say that activities at a school in the area, Gretchen Everhart, should return to normal operations.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --Tallahassee police say burglary suspects have barricaded themselves in a home on Laredo Drive.

Police say they responded to the area at about 8:51 Thursday morning. Once police arrived on scene, the suspects went back into the house and refused to come out.

At this time, they don't know if the suspects have weapons. No one was home during the burglary, and no injuries have been reported.

Leon County School officials say a school in the area, Gretchen Everhart, is on "heightened alert" due to the incident.