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Pinellas Deputies Take Man into Protective Custody

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The man, who had a gun, barricaded himself inside his home.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Pinellas deputies took a man into protective custody late Thursday (Aug. 18) after he barricaded himself inside his home and shot a gun several times.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies answered a call about 8:30 p.m. from the Fairhaven Mobile Home Park for a domestic related dispute. The wife of the 72-year-old male resident, told deputies she had an argument with her husband, who armed himself with a handgun and fired it inside the home. The wife told deputies that her husband was alone inside the residence.

Deputies evacuated the neighboring residences after hearing additional gunfire in the home. Deputies say they made numerous attempts to contact the man with little success until about 11:40 p.m. Deputies were able then to safely take the man into protective custody under the Baker Act.

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