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UPDATE: Barricaded man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound, condition unknown

Source: David Gonzalez

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said a man who barricaded himself at the Budget Inn is being taken to a local hospital with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The sheriff's office tried to negotiate with the man for more than an hour.

Authorities said the man stopped communicating with SWAT members. They heard a single gunshot in the hotel room and then breached the area.

The sheriff's office has not released the name of the man or his condition.

Patrol officers were dispatched to Budget Inn on 9 Mile Road to serve felony warrants, including aggravated battery, according to ECSO spokesperson, Maj. Andrew Hobbs. The man shut himself inside a room and refused to come out, according to Maj. Hobbs.

It's unclear what time the situation unfolded.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.



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