Man arrested in Orange County standoff
Giovanni Medina taken to hospital for evaluation
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Several streets were blocked off Thursday night by Orange County deputies after they said a man barricaded himself inside a home with a gun.
The incident unfolded at 3:41 p.m. near Westmoreland Drive and Columbia Street.
Deputies said they were attempting to make contact with a suspect who had an active warrant for an armed carjacking that happened a few days ago.
The suspect, identified by deputies as Giovanni Medina, 22, barricaded himself inside his home and was believed to be armed, deputies said.
After numerous attempts to call Medina out of the home, OCSO's SWAT was called to West Columbia Street to assist with the apprehension, deputies said.
Medina attempted to flee from deputies, but the Sheriff's Office said deputies were able to subdue him using a non-lethal weapon.
Medina was taken into custody. Deputies said he was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was notified and will be conducting an investigation, deputies said.
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