A media staging area has been set near the shopping center at the corner of Hillsborough Avenue and Sawyer Road.
Hillsborough Avenue between Hanley Road and Sawyer Road remains shut down in both directions at this time.
More updates will be released as they become available.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of an active investigation at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, located at 6902 Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa.
At 11:14 p.m. on April 11, 2021, the HCSO Communications Bureau received a phone call from a complainant in reference to a barricaded subject inside of a room at the hotel. The complainant also advised the man had a firearm in his possession.
HCSO’s SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Team are on scene. PIO Merissa Lynn is also on scene and will provide more information as it becomes available