Standoff on W. Idlewild Ave

08/14/18
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STANDOFF ENDS WHEN WOMAN INJURES SELF WITH FLARE GUN

WHERE: 2302 W Idlewild Av

WHEN: TPD received the call at approximately 12:26 p.m. After roughly two hours of negotiation, the incident ended at approximately 2:30 p.m.
  
DETAILS:  At approximately 12:26 p.m., Tampa Police responded to a report of a woman with a weapon on the roof of a house threatening to harm herself. The Tactical Response Team arrived on the scene, and for nearly two hours Tampa Police officers attempted to negotiate with the woman, who was armed with a flare gun and a rifle of some sort.

A section of Idlewild Avenue was shut down and neighbors were evacuated as the negotiations continued.

At approximately 2:30 p.m,, the 53-year-old woman injured herself with the flare gun. Tampa Police quickly removed the injured woman from the rooftop, and Tampa Fire Rescue treated her at the scene. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.