Standoff in Fort Pierce at America’s Best Value Inn

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Police are involved in a standoff in Fort Pierce.

A 63-year-old man is barricaded in a hotel room at America’s Best Value Inn, according to Fort Pierce Police.

He barricaded himself after police tried to serve a warrant for theft by deception, a felony. Police say it involved vehicle theft as part of an ongoing investigation.

Police say the man is armed with a knife and that a 28-year-old man is also inside the hotel room. Police did not identify either man or say if they are related.

The hotel is located at 6651 Darter Court, which is just west of I-95 and south of Okeechobee Road.

Police say the older man is threatening to harm himself.

A SWAT team is on scene and the hotel has been evacuated.

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