Channel 8 reports this morning that Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad was arrested this morning at his home. He’s charged with practicing medicine without a license. They say that when a SWAT team showed up, 10 News reports that Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesperson Angela Stark says it was Massad fired shots. The Tampa Bay Times reports that no one was hurt.
The warrant was served shortly before 5AM. They’ve been working on this case for 4 months according to the report.
FDLE arrested Port Richey Mayor, Dale Massad, for practicing unlicensed medicine. He had patients coming to his home, according to FDLE. Pasco deputies say SWAT served a search warrant and shots were fired. No one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/xuDSzBd7kG— Julie Salomone (@JSalomoneTV) February 21, 2019
BREAKING: @PascoSheriff and @fdlepio outside home of #PortRichey Mayor Dale Massad. Massad was arrested this morning, after allegedly shooting at deputies. He’s accused of practicing medicine without a license. No deputies injured. @FOX13News pic.twitter.com/aRu4swgOtc— Mariah Harrison FOX 13 (@FOX13Mariah) February 21, 2019
Breaking news: Port Richey mayor Dale Massad arrested for shooting at SWAT team during a warrant search at his home. He's being charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Massad was arrested last year for domestic battery. More details to come @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/Cbgxtl1LrO— Erik Waxler (@erikwaxler) February 21, 2019