MIAMI — F.B.I. agents were involved in a shooting as they were serving a warrant in South Florida on Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for the Police Department in Sunrise, Fla., said.
The shootings occurred just after 6 a.m. as the agents were serving a warrant at an apartment complex in the city of Sunrise, which is west of Fort Lauderdale, said Otisha Browning-Smith, the police spokeswoman.
She said shots were fired and the paramedics were called in. The extent of any injuries or whether there were fatalities was not immediately clear. The F.B.I.’s Miami field office did not immediately respond to an inquiry.
A man had barricaded himself inside the complex, Ms. Browning-Smith said.
The identity of the man or the nature of the warrant was not immediately clear.
There was a heavy police presence in the 4200 block of Nob Hill Road. The police were asking commuters to avoid the area. Local TV stations showed various police agencies assisting in the incident. A spokeswoman for Broward Health referred inquires to the F.B.I. and the Sunrise police.
Johnny Diaz reported from Miami and Adam Goldman from Washington.
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