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Standoff over in Jupiter, chief says

Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 14:00:06-04

UPDATE: Jupiter police say a standoff with a man ended successfully at 12:13 p.m. Monday.

They arrested 50-year-old Cyrus Ahyoung.

They didn't go in and get him. After 18 hours of negotiations, he came out on his own from the home where he was barricaded on the 1100 Block of Cat Rock Lane.

Officers say they are relieved the negotiations ended peacefully. All roads are open and residents are returning to their homes.

Beacon Cove Intermediate School students will be released at the normal time, according to a robo-call from the school.

 

 

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Members of the Jupiter Police Department continue to investigate a barricaded subject in the Greenwich area, in Jupiter, causing some road closures.  This situation first started at 3 p.m. Sunday. 

As a precaution, Beacon Cove Intermediate School students will be kept indoors until the incident is resolved, said Jupiter police.

Drivers traveling to Beacon Cove Monday morning had to use School House Road from Military Trail or New Haven Boulevard from Frederick Small Road. 

Drivers will not be allowed to travel west from New Haven Boulevard into the Greenwich area of Jupiter. 

The Palm Beach County School Police have been notified and will be assisting with any traffic-related issues.  At this time there have been no changes regarding the Beacon Cove Intermediate School schedule.

Police are asking residents to avoid areas where police vehicles are positioned.  This not a hostage situation.

About 10 homes are affected in the areas of Marlberry Circle, Greenwich Circle and Quarry Knoll Way between School House Road and Poinciana Drive.

"We just want to reassure the community that they are safe. The individuals who needed to evacuate have been aware of that and have been evacuated. Anybody else in the area is free to go about their normal business," said Jupiter Police Officer Adam Brown.

 Several residents stopped by nearby Carmine's Coal Fired Ristorante while they wait for word to return to their homes.

"They want to go home," said manager Sue Randall. "They're coming here to eat thinking they're going home for the evening on Sunday night. They're coming here to eat but not knowing when they're going to be able to get home."

Police are asking the public not to post anything related to the situation on social media.

Police said the best way to know when you can return to your home is by checking the Jupiter Police Department's Facebook and Twitter pages or by calling the non-emergency number at 561-746-6201.

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