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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man who barricaded himself inside a Fort Lauderdale apartment after setting items on fire and throwing them off a balcony has been taken into custody.

Fort Lauderdale PD and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue were the first to respond the scene at 619 N Andrews Avenue.

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Upon their arrival, that’s when the man barricaded himself in the apartment, refusing to speak with first responders.

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As a result, SWAT and negotiators were called out to assist, eventually making contact with the man.

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The man finally surrendered late Thursday night. He has been transported to the hospital for treatment. Team