An armed man was taken into custody after he threatened to shoot his neighbors Friday night, Bradenton police say.
Officers were called to a residence in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West around 10:39 p.m. after the man, armed with a gun, was "threatening others and acting erratically," a news release states.
The man had been in a dispute with neighbors, police say, when he pointed the firearm at them and then retreated back into his home.
Officers unsuccessfully tried to make contact with them. After obtaining a search warrant, the Bradenton Police SWAT team made entry into the home, where they found the man, 27-year-old Michael Blakey, and took him into custody without incident, the release states.
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Blakey is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call Bradenton Police Department Detective Lixa Moyett. at 941-932-9300; or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip at manateecrimestoppers.com.