Melbourne SWAT responds to barricaded man in apartment


Officers responded to an apartment on San Juan Circle for a “loud disturbance” call.

When police approached the suspect, Gregory Blocker, 28, he fled into his apartment and barricaded himself, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Blocker later surrendered after Melbourne’s SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Unit responded to the scene.

He faces charges of false imprisonment, tampering with a victim, robbery, resisting an officer without violence and battery.


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