SWAT teams close in on suspected sex offender

SARASOTA, Fla. - Officers and SWAT team members with the Sarasota Police Department arrested someone in a sex offense investigation near East Avenue and 17th Street in Sarasota.

The officers responded after a call came in at 3:49am regarding an armed sexual battery.

The victim is an adult female and she is safe.

17th Street from Lime Avenue to N Washington Blvd (US 301) remains closed. 

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