‘Very unstable’: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office brings negotiators to armed domestic situation
PALM COAST, Florida. – A large law enforcement presence gathered in a gated community in Flagler County on Sunday as sheriff’s office officials said they responded to an armed domestic matter in Palm Coast Plantation.
First responders were there at 8 a.m., according to a news release, and they would soon be followed by Flagler County deputies, SWAT, crisis bargaining units and Sheriff Rick Staly himself.
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According to a news release, two residents of the Emerald Lake Drive home were able to get out safely, but negotiators had to keep trying to defuse the situation inside the home, although there was no not clearly explained what was happening at the time of this report.
“It’s a very volatile situation,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We are doing our best to resolve this situation safely and ask the community of Palm Coast to remain patient.”
Area residents were urged to use the south entrance to the community at Heron and Harbor View Drives as law enforcement continued to attempt to de-escalate the situation, with a perimeter established from 84 to 120 Emerald Lake Drive.
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