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Miami-Dade Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Officers In Everglades Park Standoff

Kirsten Hines

A Miami-Dade man who fired dozens of rounds from his assault rifle at Everglades National Park rangers and police officers during a standoff Sunday faces attempted murder and other federal gun charges, authorities said Tuesday.

Drew Curtis Sikes, 37, was taken into custody by park rangers and Miami-Dade police after he surrendered following tense negotiations in which he encouraged them to kill him, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

“F--- yeah, come get me,” Sikes, who was carrying an AK-47, shouted at the rangers and police Sunday afternoon. “I want you guys to kill me.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.