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Man arrested in New Port Richey after shooting at deputies

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man believed to be suicidal and armed with a high-powered rifle, handgun and a cache of ammo was arrested early Monday after a brief shootout with deputies, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a residence at 7917 Stewart Drive around 2:31 a.m. after getting an emergency call about a suicidal man. When deputies showed up, the man ran to a neighbor's house at 7911 Royal Stewart Drive.

The residents there fled. As deputies were clearing the house, a man shot at them, and they returned fire.

The man quickly surrendered. No one was injured, and the man was taken into custody.

No other information, including the man's name and any charges, was available. An investigation was still under way Monday morning.

Man arrested in New Port Richey after shooting at deputies 04/02/12 [Last modified: Monday, April 2, 2012 9:52am]
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