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Former Olympian, world champ boxer, arrested after 90-minute standoff as he’s about to be evicted: Cops

Authorities in Pennsylvania say a former pro boxer was involved in a standoff with police in Philadelphia earlier this week.

According to Fox News, 52-year-old Meldrick Taylor was arrested on Monday, about an hour and a half after he allegedly first barricaded himself inside a ground-floor apartment.

“I ain’t coming out,” he reportedly told SWAT Team members called to respond to the scene.

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The standoff reportedly started when a 26-year-old man contacted authorities to report that Taylor had pointed a handgun at him when confronted with a deadline for his eviction.

Following the arrival of tactical officers at the property on the city’s north side, police say Taylor eventually surrendered without further incident, as reported by WCAU. He was reportedly taken into custody about 90 minutes after the incident began.

Records indicate he is expected to face criminal charges including aggravated assault and terroristic threats, in addition to weapons-related counts.

Boxing fans remember Taylor for his contributions to the sport, particularly as an Olympic competitor who won a gold medal as a featherweight in 1984.

His career record was 38-8-1 and included multiple titles as a junior welterweight and welterweight boxer.

As of the latest updates available, it was unclear whether Taylor had retained an attorney.

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[Featured image: Meldrick Taylor, Philadelphia Police Department]