• Man in custody after standoff with police, SWAT in Palm Bay


    PALM BAY, Fla. - Police and SWAT members took a man who was barricaded in his Palm Bay home into custody Monday morning.

    According to Palm Bay Police, Emmanuel Lopez, 30, was barricaded in the home on Medea Avenue NW for nearly four hours.

    Police said when officers arrived they were unable to make contact with anyone in the home.

    Police said crisis negotiators talked to Lopez in an attempt to get him to surrender.

    The Brevard County Sheriff's Office sent a robot to the house and a short time later Lopez surrendered, according to police.

    According to police, the incident started around 3:30 a.m. when a neighbor called 911 and said Lopez was beating his girlfriend.

    A woman, who was in the house with Lopez, was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered during the incident.

    Police said they initially believed Lopez was armed, but no weapon was ever displayed.

    Police said Lopez faces charges of battery/domestic violence, false imprisonment and violation of a no contact order.

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