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Armed, Naked Man Shot in Confrontation With Officers in Hollywood Beach: Police

Suspect left hospitalized after Monday night incident in Hollywood

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A naked man who was armed with a gun was shot during a confrontation with officers at Hollywood Beach Monday night, police said.

Officers arrived at the scene near Ocean Drive at the intersection of Surf Road and Missouri Street just before 11 p.m. Monday after reports of a naked man walking around the area.

When they arrived, officers found the man armed with a gun. Police attempted to make contact and deescalate the situation, but investigators say the man's actions forced them to open fire.

The man, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital where his condition was unknown.

No officers were injured, and the suspect's gun was recovered at the scene, officials said.

Officers were still at the scene Tuesday morning, and had an area where there was a white Nissan sedan closed off with yellow caution tape.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials have taken over the case and will be conducting the investigation, officials said.

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