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BARRICADED AGGRAVATED ASSAULT SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING STAND-OFF

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 19 2020 7:22 AM

A man armed with a knife who threatened to stab an apartment complex repairman today


was taken into custody following a two hour stand-off with deputies from the Okaloosa


County Sheriffs Office.


37-year old William Watson, who had been released from jail earlier this month in


connection with a battery charge, is now under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly


weapon.


Deputies were called to Crosslake Cove Apartments off Lewis Drive near Fort Walton


Beach around 11:15 this morning in response to an armed disturbance.


The victim called 9-1-1 after he says Watson threatened to stab him in the neck while


holding a steak knife.


When deputies made contact with Watson, he refused to leave his apartment and stated


he would stab anyone who knocked on his door.


The OCSO Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Negotiations Unit responded in an


attempt to persuade Watson to come out of his apartment peacefully.


Ultimately the SRT deployed tear gas and quickly took Watson into custody without


further incident.


Additional charges are pending.




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