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SWAT callout in Arlington: Man accused of attacking 3 people at random surrenders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A six-hourslong SWAT situation in Arlington came to an end Monday morning when police said the suspect surrendered.

The man is accused of attacking three men at random, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

At one point, police said the man was armed with a hammer during one of the attacks, but JSO said he didn’t strike the victim with it.

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JSO received a call for help around 9 p.m. Sunday. Officers said the man barricaded himself in a Mill Creek Manor apartment on Mill Creek Road.

Since he refused to come out, JSO, along with SWAT, negotiated with him for hours before he came out peacefully.

The suspect, who has not been identified at this time, is facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two simple battery charges.

JSO said the victims are expected to be OK.

Aurielle Eady

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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