UPDATE (3:45 p.m.): The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raymond Teal Friday afternoon after an hours-long standoff at his elderly parents’ home in Lillian.

Teal held his parents hostage at the Pine Ridge Drive home while BCSO SWAT and hostage negotiators worked the scene. Teal released his parents unharmed but refused to communicate or cooperate with BCSO.

“He was starting to become a bit more aggressive,” said Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack. “We deployed the first round of tear gas into the house. After a period of time we saw some movement in the house and we deployed a second round of tear gas. At which time he came out of the residence and surrendered to the deputies.”  

BCSO said no shots were fired. BCSO said Teal will receive medical attention because tear gas was used, he will then be moved to the Baldwin County Corrections Center.

UPDATE: (2:50 p.m.): The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect is now in custody. No additional details of his apprehension at this time.

LILLIAN, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is working a barricaded suspect situation in the Pine Ridge Drive area of Lillian. The suspect is reportedly wanted on felony drug warrants.

Baldwin County Sheriff SWAT and Hostage Negotiation units are reportedly involved. The BCSO advises everyone to avoid the area “if at all possible.”

The sheriff said the armed suspect locked himself inside a home with his elderly parents around noon. As of 1:15 PM, they have since been released unharmed. The suspect remains inside, and negotiations are ongoing.

This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 is working to gather more information. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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