At 1:06p.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Lee County Sheriff's Office was called in reference to the well-being of a 42 year old Lehigh Acres man. The subject had been at a health care provider and left abruptly. As a result, deputies responded to 1418 Henry Avenue in Lehigh Acres.
Upon arrival, the individual was seen walking up the driveway of his home, but refused to stop and speak with the deputy. Continued attempts to talk with the man were not successful. In the meantime, information was developed the subject had access to firearms and a 7 year old child was possibly inside the home.
Due to the circumstances, deputies with the Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit and Hostage Negotiation Team were dispatched. Patrol deputies evacuated a few homes nearby. Eventually, multiple calls by phone resulted in success. The gentleman willingly came out of the home and surrendered peacefully. The child was not harmed. The adult male does not face criminal charges and has been transported for treatment under the Baker Act.
Media inquiries are directed to Lieutenant Larry King via pager.