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Suspect taken into custody after hours long standoff in Florence

Posted at 1:51 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 21:15:21-04

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FLORENCE – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is now in custody after a lengthy standoff with officers Saturday afternoon.

Main Street in Florence was shut down due to heavy police activity Saturday afternoon, as deputies and officers searched for a wanted person that was possibly armed. Deputies, Fremont County SWAT, and Florence Police Officers responded to the scene.

The suspect reportedly barricaded himself in the rafters above a Main Street business, as he was wanted for multiple felony warrants. Hours later,  Clint Long was taken into custody.

Florence Police Chief DeLaurentis said, “We are attempting to locate a wanted subject that may be armed and we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the community.”

People were asked to avoid the area during the incident.

(Photo Courtesy: Brandi Bailey)