Standoff ends after police shock man while delivering soda
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man whose threats to kill himself caused the evacuation of a Florida hotel was taken into police custody after officers electrically shocked him while delivering a soda.
The Daytona Beach Police Department tweeted that the unidentified man was taken into custody after a standoff Saturday.
The Ocean Breeze Beach Club hotel was evacuated as a precautionary measure during the standoff.
Orlando television station WFTV says officers shocked the man with a Taser after he opened his door to get a soda he had requested.
Deputy Chief Jakari Young tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that witnesses saw the man holding something green. WFTV reports it was a dummy grenade.
Young says the man is from Atlantic City, New Jersey and has been staying at the hotel for two days.
Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com