OSCO: Woman pulled handgun on Arden residents near UCF
A resident at Arden Villas Apartments on University Boulevard was taken into custody after she retrieved a handgun and threatened other residents. Rachel Stuart, Central Florida Future
Capt. Angelo Nieves of Orange County Sheriff's Office said the suspect retrieved a handgun and threatened the victims. The suspect then barricaded herself in the apartment bathroom, and the victims left the apartment and contacted OCSO.
"Arriving deputies established appropriate safety protocols and evacuated the adjacent apartment units," Nieves said.
The suspect was detained as she attempted to leave the apartment, and was taken into custody without incident and a firearm recovered from her pocket.
"Based on the suspect's statements and her actions, she was transported for a Baker Act," he said. "There were no injuries and the apartment owners did not want to prosecute."
It is still unknown if the suspect is a UCF student.
A woman was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pulling a rifle on her boyfriend.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to an aggravated assault call at Arden Villas Apartments on University Boulevard.
Arden residents said deputies said the suspect had threatened to shoot her boyfriend with a hunting rifle.
"There's a resident in building 12 and she pulled out a rifle and wanted to start shooting people," said Ashleigh Gato, a senior digital media design major.
Another resident, Clay Snell, lives in the same building as the woman and said she was being held up in her apartment while residents from adjacent buildings stood outside.
The streets in the University Boulevard apartment complex were blocked off and residents were evacuated. Sheriffs were armed as they entered the building.
Deputies escorted the suspect out of the building in handcuffs around 7:17 p.m.
While the scene began to clear, residents said they heard that the woman was fighting with her boyfriend all night.
"Apparently, she pulled out a revolver, and that's when we all saw her come and they took her in handcuffs," said Josh Silverberg, a senior finance major. "So I guess she just pulled a gun out on her boyfriend."
Andrew Fisher, a senior accounting major, said the boyfriend's two friends ran out of the building and were the ones that called the cops.
This is an ongoing story. Check back for details.
Rachel Stuart is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.
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