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Standoff ends peacefully in Delray Beach

Posted at 11:20 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 18:46:26-04

UPDATE: A standoff with an 81-year old man has ended peacefully in Delray Beach. The man came out of his apartment and is talking with police.
Delray Beach Police said he has been Baker Acted.

EARLIER:

Delray Beach Police say an elderly man with dementia fired two shots at an unoccupied car outside of his apartment complex around 7 a.m. 

Nobody was injured. The man barricaded himself inside his apartment at Lindell Blvd and refused to come out.

Delray Beach Police brought out their SWAT team, and are working on de-escalating the situation. 

"We're talking to his family," said Delray Beach Police Spokesperson Dani Moschella. "We have officers trained for situations like these."

It is unclear at this point why the man fired shots at the car.