HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - A section of the Florida Turnpike has reopened after a standoff with police ended peacefully in Homestead.
The standoff forced officials to shut the highway down for hours, Thursday.
Miami-Dade Police were in a stand off with a man accused of threatening to harm his family, in-laws and law enforcement, causing officials to close the Turnpike between U.S. 1 and Southwest 137th Avenue in both directions. SWAT Team members, along with Florida Highway Patrol and Homestead Police were also on the scene.
The area between Exits 1 and 6 were affected.
A family member called 911, and police were negotiating with the man for a large portion of the afternoon. Troopers were said to have spotted a man driving down the turnpike with a gun pointed at his head.
The man was later taken into custody without incident and identified as 45-year-old Troy Sibila. Charges against him remain pending.
Sibila surrendered to police, and they said he had a pistol when he was taken into custody.
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