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Police arrest man who started five hour standoff, eluded SWAT teams
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Police arrest man who started five hour standoff, eluded SWAT teams

Police arrest man who started five hour standoff, eluded SWAT teams
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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for 21-year-old Michael Farrell after he barricaded himself inside his Southside home on Sunday.

Police arrest man who started five hour standoff, eluded SWAT teams

Jacksonville police have arrested the 21-year-old man who barricaded himself inside his Southside home for five hours on Sunday before managing to elude SWAT teams.

It's a story WOKV first brought to you Monday on Jacksonville's Morning News.

21-year-old Michael Farrell was arrested on the Westside Monday night after police say they got a call saying that he wanted to turn himself in.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office say the incident started Sunday after Michael Farrell and his father got into an argument. JSO says Farrell pulled a gun on his dad but it was unclear what the subject of the argument was. 

"I heard people across the street yelling. They were in an argument. One guy was in his home and the other guy was out in the street calling the cops," said neighbor Deborah Franz.

Eventually Farrell holed up inside the house and refused to come out, prompting SWAT teams to set up a perimeter in the area and ask neighbors to leave their homes during the height of the standoff.

"The cops were in my back yard and told us we had to leave our homes," said Franz.

Police say Farrell pulled the gun around 12:30 p.m. but they didn't find him inside the home when they entered five hours later. It's still unclear how Farrell got away.

A man claiming to be Farrell's grandfather said that Farrell and his father have had issues in the past.

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