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Re: Florida: The "Astana" of states.
« on: February 22, 2019, 15:18 »

Florida mayor arrested after firing at SWAT team

A Florida mayor, who is suspected of practicing medicine without a license, was charged with two counts of attempted homicide Thursday after shooting at deputies who were serving a search warrant at his home, police said.

Dale Glen Massad, mayor of Port Richey, fired two rounds at Pasco County Sheriff SWAT team members after they announced themselves while approaching his house Thursday morning, said Sheriff Chris Nocco.

He said his office used the SWAT team to serve the warrant because Massad, 68, is a known drug-user and weapons-owner with a history of violence.

"We knew this was going to be a very dangerous situation, which it did turn out to be," Nocco said.

When the officers saw that Massad had a gun, they told him to drop the weapon; he then fired, Nocco said.

No officers were injured or struck.

"He shot our members," Nocco said. "He’s lucky he’s not dead."

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