Deputies: Hillsborough man threatened neighbors with rifle

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called Saturday to a home where an armed man may have been inside.

Deputies were called to the home in the 2000 block of Sample Loop about 4 p.m., where a man was reported to be standing outside with a rifle, threatening neighbors.

He reportedly appeared intoxicated and went back into the home.

The SWAT team and negotiators worked to contact the home's occupants. Eventually, they were able to reach the occupants and assure them they wanted a peaceful resolution, deputies said.

At 6:45 p.m., a man, a woman and five children exited the home. The man, Antelmo Morales-Sanchez, 38, was taken into custody. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapo.

There were no injuries.

A few neighbors were evacuated as the operation continued.

 

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