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Man drives pickup truck into New Tampa Home Depot

TAMPA — Police took a man into custody Thursday after he drove his pickup truck into a Home Depot in New Tampa.

Tampa police received a call about 1:30 p.m. after the man drove his Ford Ranger through the open sliding exit doors of the store at 17601 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and then fled on foot. Officers responded to a nearby gas station where civilians were detaining the man.

Paramedics were evaluating the man, who police described as mentally unstable. His name was not released.

No injuries were reported and the store was not damaged, police said.

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