Deputies and SWAT team at 4:45 p.m. as residents were returning home from work.
– Carol Lim
Residents at the Grand Oasis Luxury Community at 8500 N. Himes watched a tense situation unfold Tuesday afternoon. Residents, off-camera, say they heard someone was trying kill someone at their complex. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Tampa Police Tactical Units and several Sheriff’s patrol cars surrounded an area on Molokai Court, a private street inside the complex. Around 3:45 p.m., drivers saw several police and sheriff’s units on Busch Boulevard rush to the scene. HCSO Non-Emergency Dispatch described the situation as a “barricaded subject.” Security staff at Grand Oasis say it took awhile, but the standoff ended peacefully around 10 p.m. “No one was hurt or killed,” said a Grand Oasis Security employee this morning.