WATCH: K9 takes down suspect who barricaded himself for hours in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after fleeing deputies and barricading himself for two hours, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Around 2 p.m., deputies responded to the 2000 block of Pipestone Court in an attempt to contact a suspect wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm, deputies said.

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The suspect fled and eventually returned to the home, where he barricaded himself inside, deputies said.

Deputies communicated with the suspect for about two hours before he was taken into custody.

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Footage from Skywitness 9 shows the suspect being taken down by a K9 unit. Watch the video below:

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Neighbor Gregg Dawkins said he was forced to leave his home during the takedown.

“It looked like a warzone to me,” Dawkins said. “To me, it didn’t make sense ... because of all of the vehicles from Orange County for one person, and that was my concern.”

It’s not known if anyone else was in the house with the suspect at the time of the arrest.

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Karen Parks

Karen Parks, WFTV.com

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

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