Suspect in custody after Pasco motel standoff

U.S. 19 closed in New Port Richey

A suspect is in custody after a standoff Tuesday at the Rodeway Inn in New Port Richey. The motel had been evacuated during the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as Michael Putnam who was wanted on a charges of attempted homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. 19 has reopened in the area.

Last week Putnam got into a physical altercation with a woman that resulted in him shooting her in the arm with a small-caliber revolver, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

The woman escaped and Putnam had last been seen near State Road 52 and Altoona Avenue in Hudson.


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