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Politics: Police respond to reports of an armed man at Orlando International Airport

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No suspect is in custody yet.

Law enforcement officers have responded to reports of an armed man at Florida’s Orlando International Airport Tuesday evening, prompting the closure of Terminal A, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The man, who is reportedly not in custody at this time, is held up near the rental-car area on the first floor of the airport.

Contrary to other media reports, the Orlando Police Department tweeted that there was no active shooter, and that no shots have been fired. The individual is currently in talks with a crisis negotiator, according to OPD.

Roads leading up to the airport have been closed and the Florida Highway Patrol is reportedly telling people to stay away from the area.

According to a Reuters report, the airport serves about 42.6 million passengers a year and operates with 35 commercial airlines.

You can watch the tense scene at the airport »

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: Pulse Nig

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