FCSO working in Armed Domestic Business at Palm Coast Plantation

UPDATE: The woman was confirmed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a seven-hour standoff with FCSO MPs. She was 43 years old. She had initially held her husband and another hostage in the house, but they escaped. Tactics such as tear gas and remote negotiation communicators were used to try to dissuade her, to no avail. The woman entered her swimming pool and committed suicide around 5:00 p.m.

By: Don Foley, Flagler Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Officer

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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is on the scene of a domestic call at a home in the Palm Coast Plantation community. FCSO Deputies, FCSO SWAT and Crisis Bargaining Units, along with Sheriff Rick Staly, are working at the scene on Emerald Lake Drive at this time.

First responders arrived at the scene shortly before 8 a.m. Two of the residents initially inside the residence are now safely out of the house. Negotiators are now working to de-escalate the situation inside the house for a safe resolution to this incident. “It’s a very volatile situation,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “We are doing our best to resolve this situation safely and ask the community of Palm Coast to remain patient.”

If you live in the Palm Coast Plantation community, the FCSO requires you to use the south entrance to the neighborhood at Heron Drive and Harbor View Drive. Deputies have a defined perimeter in Emerald Lake Drive. If you live in a house inside the perimeter and need to leave, the FCSO asks you to call the FCSO non-emergency hotline at 386-313-4911 and an assistant will assist you. If you live in this area, we ask that you stay indoors.

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Flagler County Fire and Rescue, along with several FCSO deputies are at the scene. With heavy police activity, the FCSO asks that you avoid the area at this time. More information will be released as soon as possible.

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