MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police responded to a neighborhood after a man barricaded himself inside a house in Miami Springs.

Miami Springs Police confirmed to 7News that the SWAT situation started with an arrest from the Opa-Locka Police Department.

The incident took place on the 300th block of East Drive overnight; police secured a perimeter on the 100th block of South Royal Poinciana Boulevard, near Miami Springs Middle School, Wednesday morning.

Officials also closed off La Baron Drive near the Academy for Innovative Education (AIE) Charter School.

Neighbors woke up to the action that was taking place outside of their homes.

“Well, at midnight, I definitely heard that there was definitely a helicopter,” said one woman.

A heavy SWAT presence was also seen in the area.

Police told the man inside the home to come out with their hands up on a loudspeaker.

“Then I woke up and just heard them yelling through the microphone for them to come out with their hands up,” said the same woman.

Another neighbor said she heard the police tell the man to come out and that the house was surrounded for at least three hours.

Police eventually used a tactical unit to rip the garage door off its frame in an effort to get to the person they were looking for.

SWAT officers went into the home heavily armed, and moments later, people came out of the house with their hands up.

“I was worried that something would escalate [or] that something bad would happen,” said another woman.

According to police, Daniel Mohedano was booked into jail on arson charges; he was also charged with aggravated stalking, as he was connected to another domestic incident.

Mohedano’s A-from detailed incidents of abusive acts towards his ex-girlfriend. When they broke up, he stalked her aggressively in late August at a Home Depot, and earlier in September, he lit a car on fire that belonged to his ex-girlfriend’s new partner.

Mohedano lived in the home involved in the standoff.

The aftermath of the scene left the garage door of the home damaged; a man who lived inside the home attempted to repair the closure as much as he could.

7News attempted to get a statement from the man as he inspected the destruction, but he did not want to comment.

Another woman who lives in the house who came out with her hands up also did not wish to comment.

A tenant who lives in an efficiency behind the residence was unsure of what unfolded when police were outside of the home.

Mohedano remains behind bars as of Wednesday afternoon where he has a bond totaling over $18,000.

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