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TAMARAC (CBSMiami) – Two people were found dead inside Tamarac townhome Thursday following a standoff with SWAT, the Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Deputies responded to a call of a barricaded suspect at a townhome in the 5800 block of NW 57th Ave. at around 1 p.m.

SWAT was called out to the scene.

BSO said when SWAT made entry into the residence was made and two people were found dead. Initially, BSO said a man and woman were found but they later changed that to say it was two people.

“This is very early in the investigation. What initially came across as a barricaded subject call then resulted in the death of two people,” said BSO spokesperson Joy Oglesby. “So there’s a lot there that they need to uncover and comb through to determine what exactly happened and who these people are.”

Multiple people who live in the community said they heard a loud bang as SWAT breached the home.

“I was scared,” said Nahli Godfrey. “I live over here. Like this guy lives in my neighborhood. What did they do? What are they doing?”

CBS4’s Carey Codd spoke with a resident whose wife was in their home a short distance from where the situation unfolded.

“It’s concerning, but I can tell you right now this never happens in our neighborhood,” said Terrance Johnson. “This neighborhood is quiet and everything. This never happens in our neighborhood.”

Codd was told no BSO deputies fired their weapons.

A death investigation is underway.

No other details were released at this time.

If you have any information, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.


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