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Man with gun surrenders after barricading self inside Holiday hotel, deputies say

The sheriff's office responded around 9 a.m. to the Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

HOLIDAY, Fla. — An armed man has surrendered peacefully after barricading himself inside a hotel room, prompting an evacuation, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the situation began around 9 a.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites near US-19 and Gulf Trace Boulevard in Holiday.

Authorities said the man called 911 and reported being ill. When first responders showed up, investigators said the man had a gun.

The sheriff's office dispatched several units. As of noon, no shots had been fired.

The man has not been publicly identified. Deputies earlier said he was not cooperating with them.