Hillsborough woman injures herself with flare gun after standoff

TAMPA -- Tampa Police responded to a call around 12:30 PM of a 53-year old woman threatening to hurt herself from a roof with a flare gun and a rifle at 2302 W Idlewild Ave. 

Surrounding residents were evacuated and parts of IdleWild Ave were closed. Tactical Response forces were sent in to talk her down.

After two hours of trying to calm the situation, the woman injured herself with the flare gun. TPD reacted quickly and rescued her from the roof, administering aid to her at the scene. 

The unidentified woman has been transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment for serious injuries.

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