Man Behind ORL Police Standoff Sentenced To 10 Months Prison

A man who pointed a fake gun at officers inside Orlando international Airport, urging them to kill him, will spend 10 months in jail.

Michael Pettigrew, 26, was sentenced last week after pleading no contest to charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

Pettigrew was arrested in May after a three-hour standoff at Orlando International Airport ended peacefully with his arrest. 

Minutes before arriving at the airport, Pettigrew had texted a friend that he wanted to be killed by police officers.

Part of the airport was temporarily evacuated and traffic going into the airport was halted for a short time during the standoff.

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