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UPDATE: Man in custody after taking employee hostage at Altamonte Springs Hungry Howie’s, police say

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — UPDATE: A hostage situation at an Altamonte Springs Hungry Howie’s has been resolved. Click here for updates.

Original story:

An employee at an Altamonte Springs Hungry Howie’s was taken hostage inside the restaurant Monday evening, police said.

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Police responded to the Hungry Howie’s in the 400 block of State Road 434 around 5:20 p.m. after receiving a call from the barricaded subject’s wife, who told police her husband had made suicidal threats and was at the restaurant.

Witnesses told police the barricaded man was seen with what appeared to be a gun.

The suspect made several threats to do harm to employees before taking one of them hostage, police said.

Surrounding businesses have been evacuated.

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The Seminole County Sheriff’s SWAT Team and hostage negotiators are assisting on scene.

People are being asked to avoid the area.

Check back later for updates.

Anyone with information is asked to call Altamonte Springs police at 407-339-2441 or 911.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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