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Man in custody after New Tampa standoff

TAMPA — A man was taken into custody after a standoff Monday evening with a tactical police unit at a townhome in Carriage Homes at Arbor Greene.

Tampa police said they went to a unit at 10144 Arbor Run Drive in New Tampa around 6:15 p.m. to check on the welfare of a resident, and he fired several shots inside the townhome.

The man did not fire the shots at officers, police said, but was refusing to exit his unit.

A large contingent of officers was at the scene for a couple hours until the man was taken into custody. Police said he will likely be held for mental evaluation under the state's Baker Act.

Carriage Homes is one of 14 villages inside the sprawling Arbor Greene planned community south of Cross Creek Boulevard.

Man in custody after New Tampa standoff 11/25/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 25, 2013 9:21pm]
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