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Man stabs mother multiple times with screwdriver, barricades himself inside Lutz home

Posted at 4:58 AM, Aug 21, 2018

LUTZ, Fla. — After stabbing his mother multiple times with a screwdriver, a man barricaded himself inside a Lutz home Tuesday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

During a news conference, HCSO PIO Danny Alvarez said deputies responded to a home on Garden Quilt Circle in Lutz after receiving a call at 1:27 a.m. about a "suicidal subject."

Officials provide update after man stabs mother, barricades himself inside home


Deputies arrived to find Hulya Ceylani, 67, with multiple stabs wounds in her upper torso. When attempting to determine what was going on, Serkan Ceylani, 31, barricaded himself inside the bathroom.

Deputies said they immediately evacuated Serkan's wife, two children and his mother's husband from the home. Neighboring homes were also evacuated. 

After interviewing Serkan's family, deputies determined Serkan had stabbed himself and his mother with a screwdriver.

SWAT and crisis negotiators were called to the scene to help make contact with Serkani.

After attempting to talk to him through the bathroom window and him not being responsive and cooperating, the SWAT team broke the window, deployed two cans of "tear gas" and used a taser to bring him into custody.

Hulya was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital Main where she is being treated for multiple stab wounds. She is currently in stable condition.

Serkan was also transported to St. Joseph's and is being treated under a trauma alert for the stab wound to his neck. His condition is unknown.

At this time, HCSO is attempting to issue a warrant to search the home the stabbing occurred in.

Deputies said Serkan has no prior criminal history with their agency.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.