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Date : December 1, 2022
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Armed man barricades himself inside truck with child, crashes vehicle on Gandy Boulevard

Armed man barricades himself inside truck with child, crashes vehicle on Gandy Boulevard

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A standoff involving an armed man who allegedly barricaded himself in a truck with a 3-year-old boy has ended, authorities said.

St. Pete police responded to a domestic incident at a home in the 1900 block of Norfolk Street North. Police said the man, who was acting erratically, had taken a child, and had the boy in his truck.

Police said the man knows the boy’s family, but the exact nature of their relationship was not disclosed.

A sheriff’s office helicopter was used to locate the truck, which eventually crashed underneath the Interstate 275 overpass on Gandy Boulevard.

Police blocked off the area and brought in a SWAT team to negotiate with the man.

Shortly before 5 a.m., he was taken into custody, police said.

The roadway is expected to reopen around 6 a.m.

Further information was not immediately available.

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