Orlando Police: Man Making Threats Shot

Orlando's Police Chief said officers shot and killed a man who, after being taken to an area hospital, had claimed to be armed.

According to John Mina, the man had been taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center Monday morning for a medical condition.

Chief Mina said that, at some point, the man began to behave in a threatening manner, declaring he would shoot anyone approaching him.

According to police reports, officers tried to negotiate with the man, but said those negotiations had to end because of the presence of patients in need of immediate treatment.

Police reports indicate the man also reached into the waistband of his pants as if he was reaching for a gun.

Chief Mina said that officers then fired on the man, killing him.

Chief Mina said that the man was not armed, but his movements were consistent with someone who was.

The officers involved have been put on administrative leave, according to Mina, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

Such investigations are standard procedure.

Police said no other people were injured in the Monday morning incident.


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