Police: Woman in custody after barricading herself inside Cape Coral home

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Cape Coral SWAT situation on April 22, 2020. Credit: WINK News

The Cape Coral Police Department has taken a woman into custody after she reportedly barricaded herself inside a home Wednesday morning.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1300 block of SE 45th St., around 12:30 p.m.

Police on the scene confirmed the call was in relation to a barricaded person near Cape Elementary School.

School lunch distribution ended early due to the incident.

More than 25 police cars, as well as SWAT, were on scene.

Our crew on scene said it was clear police and SWAT did not want to waste time waiting around for the woman to surrender. They used at least two flash bangs to gain entry into the home and take her out.

“We believe a shot was fired into a home from another home,” said Master Corporal Phil Mullen with the CCPD Public Affairs Office. “SWAT did have to come out and try to force her out of the house. We did get that subject into custody there were no serious injuries.”

At this time, no information on the suspect has been released.

“I just walked out and said holy crap,” said neighbor Douglas Murphy who lives nearby. He said while what happened shocked him he’s not surprised.

Police won’t say what led up to this scene, but Murphy fears it started with people being told to stay in their homes for too long.

“Everybody’s pinned up they can’t take it,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me, but I’m sure it bothers a lot of people.”

Mullen told us he believes an officer had to use a taser but says no one was seriously hurt.

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