ORLANDO, Fla. – Interstate 4 was closed Tuesday morning in Orange County because of police activity connected to an armed burglary, deputies said.
I-4 was shut down in both directions near Lee Road. Westbound lanes reopened at 7:05 a.m. and two eastbound lanes reopened about 10 minutes later. The interstate completely reopened around 8:20 a.m.
According to Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson, deputies identified at least one vehicle, whose driver used I-4 in an effort to escape.
Deputies stopped the vehicle on I-4 east at Lee Road, prompting officials to shut down the interstate in both directions.
Williamson said 15 persons were detained, including one who was arrested on a warrant in connection with the 2015 burglary of the Central Florida Fairgrounds during a gun show, during which 24 firearms were stolen.
Traffic remains backed up in the area.
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