LEESBURG – A Portion of Radio Road in Leesburg has been blocked off for a couple of hours while deputies attempt to make contact with a man who is believed to be suicidal.
According to Lt. John Herrell from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Silver Court Drive just after 12:00 noon to conduct a well-being check on a man who was reported to be suicidal.
When deputies arrived at the home, they noticed the man enter the home but have not been able to make contact with him since then.
As a precaution for the safety of residents nearby, a section of Radio Road was blocked off diverting all traffic out of the area and residents were asked to stay in their homes.
The Crisis Command Unit and Lake County SWAT arrived on the scene to attempt to make contact with the man and assist with negotiations.
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