Elderly Man Fires Weapon, Locks Self in Deerfield Beach Apartment: BSO

An elderly man was taken into custody after firing a weapon and barricading himself inside a Deerfield Beach apartment Thursday morning, authorities said.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the apartment at 215 Newport M just before 8:15 a.m. after the man, who is in his 70s, fired the weapon and locked himself inside the apartment, officials said.

No one was injured in the gunfire, and the man was alone in the apartment, officials said.

The man surrendered around 9:45 a.m. Authorities didn't release his name or say what charges he may face.

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