Barricaded Boca man taken into custody

UPDATE: Boca Raton police say a man was taken into custody after barricading himself and his teenage son inside a home.

His son has been released.

The man will face charges, but it's still not clear what those charges are.

EARLIER STORY:

Boca Raton police are in the neighborhood of 4th Street and 12th Avenue where a man has barricaded himself,  possibly with some family members, inside a home.

At least two blocks are on lockdown in each direction from NW 12th Avenue and NW 4 Street.

Public Information Officer Sandra Boonenberg says the incident began before 2 p.m. and that it is a domestic situation.

A SWAT team is negotiating with the man. Police say he claims to have weapons though law enforcement can't be sure.

Police are asking neighbors to stay inside their homes. If they leave they are not being allowed back until the situation is resolved.

This is a developing story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

NewsChannel 5's Ashleigh Walters contributed to this report.

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