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TPD has issued a warrant for Raphael Acres, the man who escaped a barricaded apartment

Tallahassee Police Department
Tallahassee police officers gathered at the scene of an aggravated assault call that resulted in a man escaping a barricaded apartment

The Tallahassee Police Department has issued a warrant for 26-year-old Raphael Acres. Acres is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence, after he escaped a barricaded apartment Friday morning.

Acres was barricaded in an apartment on College avenue and later slipped away. Officers were responding to a domestic violence call from the residence.

TPD says it received a call around 4:45 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the College Avenue apartment 15 minutes later, a woman walked out carrying a baby.

A spokesperson for TPD says Raphael Acres then closed the door on officers and refused to let them in. He was in the apartment along with two more children, a toddler and a teenager. TPD called in its tactical team, but by the time they arrived, Acres had apparently slipped out of the back of the residence. A gun was also found in an ally behind the apartment.

The agency says the children are safe and have been placed with family members.
Officers are still searching for Acres and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

He is facing charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence. Nearby apartments and homes were evacuated.

An alert was sent out by Florida State University around 7:20 a.m. regarding road closures in the area along with a notice to avoid the 400 block of College Avenue.

The alert was canceled at 9:49 a.m.