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A 5 hour SWAT standoff on the Westside ends, JSO finds no one in the home

10:03 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A SWAT standoff at a Westside home has ended with a shooting suspect still on the loose.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team responded to a home on the 1100 block of Almeda Street Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses told police a wanted man may have been inside.

Sgt. Lyle with JSO said the suspect was wanted for shooting at a car on West 1st and Canal Street Wednesday.

When they arrived, witnesses said someone shot at a moving car in the area. No one was hit. Witnesses then said the shooter went into the house.

JSO tried to make contact with that person. They tried calling into the house and a PA system to reach the suspect.

After a five hour standoff, JSO entered the home. No one was found to be in the house.

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