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Deputies fatally shoot Florida man who held hostages in home

July 5, 2018

EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Florida fatally shot a man who they say was holding two hostages inside a home.

The shooting happened Thursday morning in Eustis, near Orlando.

News outlets are reporting that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office assisted Eustis Police in response to a call about an armed man barricaded inside a house. Authorities said they tried to get the man to surrender peacefully, but there was a confrontation outside the home and deputies shot him.

No one else was injured. The man’s name hasn’t been released. No further details were immediately available.

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