Man believed to be ‘armed and dangerous’ taken into custody after search, cops say

Miami police

The Miami Police Department said a man believed to be “armed and dangerous” was taken into custody after a more than hourlong search in an area of Little Havana Monday night.

At around 6 p.m. Monday, a woman called 911 to report that a man had threatened her with a gun, police said. Police originally said the incident appeared to be “domestic-related.”

The department said the area between Northwest 34th Avenue and Northwest 37th Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street was blocked off for the search.

Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for Miami police, said the department’s SWAT team responded.

Two schools, Green Springs High School, 3555 NW Seventh St., and Happy Garden Day Care, 4440 NW Seventh St., were placed on lockdown.

The man was taken into custody around 8 p.m. The lockdowns have since been lifted.

Delva said detectives were interviewing the involved parties.

No other information was immediately available.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.