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Police: Man ends standoff for slice of pizza

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 09:19:39-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man accused of threatening his family ended a four-hour standoff with police after he was promised a slice of pizza.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that 33-year-old Evan Charles McLemore was arrested Tuesday and charged with resisting an officer and aggravated stalking.

Police say officers responded to a report of a possible battery at the Pensacola home and found McLemore had barricaded himself in a room. Officers say McLemore claimed to have a gun, so they brought in a SWAT team. Crisis negotiators eventually managed to coax McLemore out with the promise of pizza. It wasn't clear if he actually received a slice.

McLemore's bond was set at $105,000 bond. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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