Man barricaded in DeLand-area home; suspect in Monday afternoon robbery
(DeLand, FL) - DeLand Police and Volusia County deputies are currently staged outside a home in the 1300 block of Fatio Road where a robbery suspect is believed to have fled earlier this afternoon.
Residents are asked to stay away from the area until the situation is resolved. Authorities have also evacuated nearby homes.
According to an initial investigation from the robbery earlier this afternoon, a couple was at the Intermodal Transit Facility, 119 East Euclid Avenue, DeLand, when a man approached them and implied he had a weapon. The suspect took a backpack before fleeing the scene.
A short time later, the suspect and his vehicle were spotted in the 1300 block of Fatio Road. Since that time, authorities have made contact with the suspect in an effort to resolve the standoff without incident.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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