• 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

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