Orange County

Deputies: Barricaded man sparks lockdown at Orlando VA after crashing stolen semi into cars

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man who barricaded himself inside a stolen semitruck caused a police standoff at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


Deputies said a man in a stolen big rig, without a trailer, drove into Orange County Monday evening after crashing into several vehicles in Lake County.

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The driver was followed by a police helicopter until he parked at the entrance gate to the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona.

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Officials said the driver barricade himself inside the semi for several hours before he was secured without incident around midnight.

No other details were released by law enforcement.

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Channel 9 is working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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