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2 people in custody after standoff with deputies in Dania Beach

Pair may be involved in nearby shooting, deputies say

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. – A man and a woman were taken into custody Friday afternoon after a standoff with deputies in Dania Beach, authorities said.

The incident began around 11:30 a.m. when officers responded to the area of Sheridan Street and Southeast Third Avenue after reports of gunshots. A man and a woman fled and were briefly barricaded inside a rooming house in the 200 block of Southwest 14th Street.

Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, said no one was hurt in the shooting and deputies were able to take the suspects into custody without incident.

Oglesby said the man and the woman, who were not identified, were being interviewed by deputies. As of yet, they have not been charged with a crime.

It is unclear why shots were fired, but the Dania Beach neighborhood was upended when the SWAT team descended on it with guns drawn looking for a shooter. At Ferrara Automotive near where the incident began, the owner said the scene was chaotic.

"I heard popping noises and then a whole bunch of people running and I put two and two together and figured it was a shooting." Paul Ferrara said. "It happened so fast. I thought it was fireworks going off or something until I saw people running and screaming and then I got a little concerned.”