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POLICE: Hours long standoff at VA hospital unfolds with man barricaded inside stolen semi truck


A man who stole a semi truck engaged police in an hours-long standoff in Florida on Monday night. 

The incident happened on December 26th in Orange County, beginning at around 6:25 p.m. and ending at the VA hospital at 13849 Veterans Way. 

According to Click Orlando News, police initially received reports of a man driving a bobtail semi truck recklessly by smashing into cars after stealing it. 

Police responded to the call and followed the bobtail semi truck until it parked at the entrance gate of the VA hospital. Once there, the thief refused to exit the vehicle and engaged in a standoff with police for several hours. 

The man was eventually arrested without incident at around midnight. 

Deputies have not released further information about the incident and it is unclear what charges the man may be facing.


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