• Police: Armed man who allegedly ran across State Road 417 in custody

    By: Chip Skambis , Deanna Allbrittin


    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. 

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    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. 

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