POLICE officers and SWAT members are at the scene of a Florida pizza shop, where a hostage situation had unfolded.
Authorities were attempting to negotiate with a suspect at Hungry Howie’s Pizza restaurant in Altamonte Springs.
An employee is being held captive at Hungry Howie’s Pizza restaurant[/caption]
A suspect is believed to be carrying a firearm[/caption]
According to the suspect’s wife, who was reached by police, the suspect had been making suicidal threats.
One employee is inside the restaurant and the suspect was believed to be carrying a gun.
The suspect released one employee, said a spokesperson for the Altamonte Police Department Michelle Montalvo.
The businesses surrounding the area have been evacuated, said Montalvo.
“Right now, what we’re asking a lot of bystanders as you see, we’re asking they stay away from the sidewalk, the surrounding businesses have been evacuated so just stay away from the area until we clear it,” she added.
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