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Spring Hill standoff ends; armed suspect arrested

 
Spring Hill standoff ends; armed suspect arrested
Posted Thursday, July 24th 2014 @ 5am

SPRING HILL, Fla. (TBO.com) — After more than five hours of negotiations, the suspect who had barricaded himself in his home in the Berkeley Manor subdivision walked out and was arrested Wednesday night. No one was injured in the confrontation.

Mark Anthony Rattenni, 41, was taken into custody by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team at around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the sheriff’s office Crisis Response Team were on scene and worked on negotiating with Rattenni for more than five hours while he was barricaded in the home, the sheriff’s office said.

The standoff began when deputies attempting to serve a felony warrant were met by Rattenni at his home, 8108 Tedburn Park. He confronted the deputies with a handgun, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies quickly called for back-up and retreated, and Rattenni went inside his house, sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s Crisis Response Team and SWAT team responded to the residence around 2:25 p.m., records said.

“Residents in the area were told to immediately evacuate or take shelter in place,” said Denise Moloney, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

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