Fla. Suspect Hid In Home During 11-Hour Standoff

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida authorities evacuated nearly two dozen homes after a suspect wanted for attempted murder barricaded himself inside a home, leading to an 11-hour standoff.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at an Orlando area home Friday to serve James Hubert Stewart with an arrest warrant. When deputies arrived, two people outside the home ran inside. Multiple subjects were inside the residence. Authorities evacuated dozens of homes as they tried to coax 29-year-old Stewart outside of the home. Eventually, everyone left the house except Stewart.

Authorities said they eventually found him hiding in an air handler inside the home.

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