Police with rifles respond to call on Fourth Street N Monday night; traffic blocked

Published July 9, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG — An officer from the St. Petersburg Police Department stands guard with her rifle Monday night near the Landmark Motel, 1930 Fourth St. N, where Fire Rescue responded to a reported fire. Several blocks of Fourth Street N were blocked after authorities responded to the call. Authorities didn't release any information Monday night about what was happening. Traffic was blocked off between 17th and 22nd avenues. About 10:45 p.m., a female could be heard screaming: "You need to come out with your hands up." It appeared the incident ended shortly after. St. Petersburg police referred questions to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which did not release any information.