ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The Altamonte Springs Police Department has released 911 calls reporting a hostage situation at a Hungry Howie's Pizza and a call placed by the suspect.
Police responded to the pizza restaurant shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday related to a "barricaded subject." For the next seven hours, police and negotiators talked with the man.
Shortly after midnight, the man, later identified as 49-year-old Neal Pittard, was captured and transported to the hospital.
Ryan Long, owner of the Hungry Howie's franchise in Altamonte Springs.
Ryan Long, who owns a Hungry Howie's Pizza franchise, said the man had been a customer, but that he did not personally know him. Long also said the two did talk during the seven-hour standoff, but did not elaborate on what was specifically said.
Officers eventually set off flash bangs to subdue Pittard. The suspect was eventually taken out on a stretcher and then to jail.
Long was back at work the next day.