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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl
Upon their arrival, that’s when the man barricaded himself in the apartment, refusing to speak with first responders.READ MORE: Partial Roof Collapse At Miami Coin Laundry In Strip Mall, Inspectors Condemned Building
As a result, SWAT and negotiators were called out to assist, eventually making contact with the man.MORE NEWS: CDC Encourages Second Booster Dose For Those Who Are Eligible
The man finally surrendered late Thursday night. He has been transported to the hospital for treatment.