UPDATE: Suspect in custody, 17th St. still partially closed in Sarasota

9:29 AM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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Sarasota, FL - UPDATE: A suspect has been taken into custody without incident. He has been taken to the Sarasota Police Department to be interviewed by detectives.

17th Street from Lime Avenue to N Washington Blvd (US 301) remains closed. 

(Earlier Story)

Sarasota Police officers and SWAT are at a home near East Avenue and 17th Street.

Police say they are working a "sex offense" investigation.

We're told the suspect is believed to have a weapon, but the victim is safe.

Right now 17th Street is closed from Lime Avenue to U-S 301.

We'll continue to bring you new information on air and online.















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