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SWAT team responds to reports that an armed man was inside a home. Turns out he wasn’t.

Miami Herald File

North Miami police surrounded a house Thursday afternoon after reports came in that there was an armed person holed up inside.

Turns out the man managed to leave the home before officers arrived, said Chief Larry Juriga.

Around 3 p.m., the police department asked the public to stay clear of the area around Northeast 116th Road and Canal Drive as the city’s SWAT team and other units descended to the home.

Juriga said the call came in as a man threatening to harm himself with a gun. The man’s wife and a child managed to escape unharmed, he said.

The man was later found at an undisclosed location and was being questioned by officers. No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

This breaking news story ill be updated as more information becomes available.