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Update: Suspect thought to be barricaded on College Avenue escaped before tactical team arrived

TPD is trying to arrest a suspect on College Ave.
TPD is trying to arrest a suspect on College Ave.


Tallahassee police say a suspect who was thought to be barricaded in an apartment on College Avenue left before TPD's tactical team arrived.

Police believe the suspect escaped through the back of the residence. Officers found a firearm in the alley behind the apartment.

No injuries are reported. The roadways in the area are now open.

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Beware of a police operation in the 400 block of College Avenue. The road is blocked between Martin Luther King Blvd. and MaComb Street. The Tallahassee Police Department says officers are attempting to arrest a barricaded suspect and you should avoid this area for safety reasons.

Homes in the area have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

Commuters are urged to take alternate routes. TPD says more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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