UPDATE: Drummond Avenue standoff ends peacefully, suspect in custody


Update: 12:55 p.m.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – After more than four hours, the standoff between law enforcement and a man who barricaded himself inside his home, is now over.

The suspect, identified by officials as Joshua Day, 39, is in custody and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated assault.

According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Day’s home on Drummond Avenue after a woman called 911 to report domestic violence.

Deputies said the victim told them Day had strangled her and a held a firearm on her before she was able to get out of the home and flee.

The SWAT team responded after it was believed Day might be armed.

Deputies said Day had been located hiding in the attic of the residence. EMS was called to the scene after Day complained of overheating and he was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Additional charges are expected.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A portion of Drummond Avenue is shut down while deputies deal with a standoff.

Bay County Sheriff’s deputies said a man is barricaded inside a home in the 2500 block of Drummond Avenue. The incident began with a domestic disturbance call after the victim escaped the home, deputies said.

“The suspect is believed to still be in the residence and possibly armed,” deputies wrote in a news release. “Drummond Avenue from 25th Street north about a block is now closed off to traffic in an abundance of caution.”

The BCSO SWAT team is on scene.

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