|Published:||Jan 05, 2014 7:56 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST|
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - One man is in custody and three Charlotte County deputies are on administrative leave following an incident inside a Port Charlotte residence.
Shortly before 11:00 a.m. Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a relative that a man who lived in the area of West Tarpon Blvd. and Edgewater Drive was threatening to harm himself. Because of the nature of the report, three deputies responded to the house.
After trying unsuccessfully to contact the man inside, the deputies entered the house, announcing who they were as they entered. The suspect then pointed a .357 magnum at the officers, but didn't fire the weapon. A deputy fired multiple shots, but didn't hit the suspect.
Deputies were able to take the man into custody without any injuries to anyone. The suspect is currently in a mental health facility, and will be charged when he gets out.
The three deputies were placed on administrative leave, in accordance with agency policy.
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