THONOTOSASSA, Fla. -- A standoff situation in a Hillsborough County neighborhood ended peacefully with the surrender of a murder suspect from the Miami area.
Saddoni Levirrick Dowtin,31, was arrested in connection to a July 13 murder in Miami.
The incident began around 9:30 p.m. Thursday with a phone call from the Miami-Dade Police Department to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office about Dowtin suspected to be in the area, spokesman Danny Alvarez said.
Deputies were sent early Friday to a home in the area of Grandfield and Williams roads, where the suspect was likely hiding. Surrounding homes were temporarily evacuated, and a school bus was rerouted away from a nearby stop on Walker Road.
A commander came out to negotiate with Dowtin after 7 a.m., and he was arrested about an hour later.
There was no threat to the public, and it's not yet known if Dowtin had a weapon with him, Alvarez said.
Dowtin has been taken to the Orient Road Jail.
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