The Miami Police Department reacted to a hostage situation on a yacht in Florida on July 23. Following the incident, several persons were taken into custody, as per Intel Point.

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On the yacht, there was a tense standoff that required law enforcement to cooperate to safely end. There are still many unknowns regarding the parties involved and the circumstances of the incident.

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Public attention and concern have been focused on the issue, and officials will probably launch a comprehensive investigation to determine what exactly happened to cause the hostage scenario. Several law enforcement organizations are already on the scene in Miami, Florida in response to an armed guy taking a boat captain and 18 other people hostage on a yacht.

As per the latest report, Police are looking into a possible heist that might have taken place on the ship. All 18 people on board the sailboat have now been brought into custody by the authorities, ending the standoff.

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As per a media report, the yacht’s owner revealed that a rapper had rented the ship and brought 17 other people with him. The charterers initially paid the captain when it was time to return to the pier, but later they grabbed him at gunpoint and demanded a refund, expressing displeasure with the arrangement. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident, and it’s important to note that another crew member was able to use a cell phone to call for help.

Before 9 p.m., Miami Police got a 911 call reporting an armed person inside a boat behind The Wharf Miami, close to 114 Southwest North River Drive. The police quickly evacuated everyone on the yacht, which was docked at the time, in response to the call. Law police acted quickly to stabilize the situation and protect the safety of individuals involved.