Standoff ends at Daytona Beach hotel
The man claimed to have a grenade
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A standoff that halted business at a Daytona Beach hotel has come to an end.
Daytona Beach police officers said a man, who has not been identified, barricaded himself inside a hotel room Saturday, claiming to have a grenade.
A SWAT team was sent into the Ocean Breeze Club Hotel at 640 North Atlantic Ave. to confront the man inside the hotel.
After reports of a grenade, officials evacuated the hotel and shut down State Road A1A for safety.
Officials determined by use of drone that the grenade the man had was not real.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the man asked for a soda to be left outside his room. When he came out of his room to get the drink, authorities shocked him with a Taser gun, and he was taken into custody.
Officials said normal traffic flow in the area should resume shortly.
Stay with News 6 for updates on this developing story.
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