A man was reportedly detained after threatening him with a knife and cordoned himself off in his South Miami apartment

South Miami, Florida. (WSVN) – Police have removed a subject from a South Miami apartment building after he reportedly made some disturbing threats to the property, bringing an hours-long standoff to peace End.

The Miami-Dade Police Department, South Miami Police Department and Special Response Team responded to the scene Friday afternoon along the 5900 block of SW 74th Street and established a cordon around the area.

The suspect was carried out of his apartment on a stretcher just before 6 p.m. Police have identified him as Travis Lucas Potter, 32.

Investigators said the ordeal began around 2 p.m. when they received a call from a neighbor alerting them of a man making threats with a knife.

After calling the police, Porter ran back to his apartment with a knife, locked the door and refused to leave for several hours, detectives said.

7News cameras captured a heavy police presence in the SW 74th Street area.

“This subject is currently considered armed and dangerous,” said South Miami Police Sgt. Fernando Bosch. “He was observed with a knife. We don’t know if he had any weapons in the apartment. We have negotiators talking to him as we talk and we may ask Miami-Dade SRT to go ahead and make sure he’s okay, if the apartment There were others in there, and they were fine.”

Nearly four hours later, the SWAT team sent a robot into Porter’s apartment, police said. A short time later, team members entered the interior and found the subject hidden in a closet.

Officers were able to detain him before he could harm himself or others. He was taken to hospital for examination.

Police did evacuate the apartment building, but several residents chose to leave while the situation was resolved.

“They just told us, ‘If you don’t want to get caught up in the firefight, you have to get out,'” said Farah Chohan, a resident of the area.

The area was closed off as police teams struggled to get Porter to surrender.

The suspect has multiple criminal records in Miami-Dade County, according to police. He could be charged with aggravated assault.

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