A Tampa motel and a section of U.S. 301 have been evacuated due to a man who barricaded himself inside a motel room, deputies said.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said a SWAT unit is attempting to talk the man out of the room at the 301 Motel, located at 3411 U.S. 301.
The man, who is by himself, called the sheriff's office at around 9:45 a.m. and threatened to harm himself, deputies said.
As a precaution, the motel has been evacuated and U.S. 301 is closed in both directions from the bypass at E. Broadway Avenue to Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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