A law enforcement situation involving a person who’d barricaded himself on Bridgehaven Drive this afternoon led the Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies to close off streets in that neighborhood and divert a school bus from making its usual run and dropping off elementary age students at their regular bus stops.
The situation was resolved peacefully at 5:45 p.m. when the man surrendered.
The incident began at 4 p.m. at 20 Bridgehaven, with a heavy presence of sheriff’s deputies in the area, and residents and motorists asked to avoid the area. The situation was not a threat to the public at large. A 40-year-old man was in the house, threatening self-harm, with negotiators outside the house attempting to dissuade him.
A Flagler County schools spokesperson said the Sheriff’s Office asked that some of the parents of children on the bus, which serves the area of the B Section, including Bridgehaven Drive, to pick up their children at a different location, since the bus could not go down Bridgehaven. The district’s transportation director said the children were picked up by parents as instructed and the bus resumed and completed its route away from the incident area.
About a dozen units of the Sheriff’s Office had converged to the scene moments after the incident began, along with a Flagler County Fire Rescue unit and a Palm Coast Fire Department engine. The man in the house is on probation for battery and domestic assault on a person older than 65. Sheriff’s deputies have responded to the address a few times in the past several years.
For the Sheriff’s Office, it was the third stand-off in four months with a suicidal person, the first two involving threats of using firearms. In April, a 43-year-old woman eventually shot herself after a seven-hour standoff at Palm Coast Plantation. The following month, a 51-year-old man who’d threatened to shoot himself surrendered after nearly eight hours in the W Section.
Biden’s inflationary financial hardship of 2022. It just gets better doesn’t it ? Tell me again how the politicians pay more for growth is making Flagler county a better place. Biden & Pelosi eating ice cream as America burns.
I think you should book a one way flight on Artemis !!! Fox fake entertainment has brainwashed you !!!
Thanks to Sheriff’s Deputies, FC Fire Rescue, and the PCFD for their professional response. I hope that this man gets the help that he needs to live a better, more joyful life.
I also hope that Jimbo099 gets over the fact that he’s been lied to and mislead by the orange man from Mara Lago. Maybe he should watch a little less of all that fake news that cable TV is pitching his way. Get out of the house and go to a park to enjoy all that natural beauty that Palm Coast has offer.
You’re stupid. Not everything is political, I eat ice cream almost every night and I’m a housekeeper 🤣
What does your comment have to do with this story? This particular situation seems to have a lot more to do with mental health and possibly criminal activity than it does with anything having to do with politics.