ORLANDO, Fla. - After hours of searching, Orlando police said they have apprehended an armed man suspected of crashing a car on State Road 528 and fleeing on foot into a nearby neighborhood Sunday morning, eventually running across State Road 417.
Orlando police emerged from the woods along the 417 near Dowden Road with a man in handcuffs around 2:20 p.m.
Multiple law enforcement agencies took part in the search for the armed suspect, who the Florida Highway Patrol said crashed a Nissan into a guardrail on State Road 528 around 9:10 a.m. and fled on foot, possibly causing another crash by running across State Road 417.
While troopers investigated, the Orlando Police Department received a call from someone along the 7000 block of Corkfield Road saying a man with a gun ran through their backyard and indicated that man had crashed his car on the 528.
Orlando police and deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office then began searching the nearby Randal Park neighborhood for the man, who they believe to be the driver.
Around noon, troopers said the driver ran across all north and southbound lanes of the 417 at Moss Park Road, prompting emergency vehicles to drive into the area with lights flashing.
As traffic slowed, a car crashed into the back of the car in front of it, which hit the car in front of it in turn, troopers said.
Three cars were involved in that crash, and two adults and two children were taken to the hospital, troopers said.
Officials have not identified the suspect.
No officers were injured as part of the search.
IN CUSTODY: Police and deputies are shaking hands now after coming out of the woods at 417 and Dowden with a man in handcuffs. This is related to the search for an armed suspect who ran from a crash earlier. Waiting for more details from @OrlandoPolice. pic.twitter.com/vXO0ewbDsz— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) November 11, 2018
Before I accidentally only posted part of the video explaining the search happening in Lake Nona right now for a potentially armed suspect who ran from a crash, through Randal Park neighborhood and across the 417. Search now more concentrated, but basic details still stand. pic.twitter.com/ablwnf5jjs— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) November 11, 2018
Multiple officers and deputies are Now moving positions and drawing their guns, pointing directly at the woods right off the 417, between Dowden Road and Moss Park Road exits. Traffic delays still in the area. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/eAMkaaUFlB— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) November 11, 2018
RIGHT NOW: The latest on the massive search in Lake Nona for a suspect @OrlandoPolice believe is armed. Neighbors tell me he crashed at 417 and the Beachline, then ran through their Randal Park yards. More details in video. pic.twitter.com/o3l8aXZeLy— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) November 11, 2018
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