Armed man breaks into vehicle, barricades Scottsdale bar

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - According to police, a male suspect broke into a vehicle parked near McDowell and Granite Reef roads in Scottsdale Friday afternoon.

He then barricaded himself inside a nearby bar, Playa Bar.

Kasey D. Kauakahi, 37, was taken into custody around 2:20 p.m. after walking out of the bar.

He went into the bar around 1 p.m., according to police.

Witnesses watching the vehicle break-in from surveillance video said Kauakahi had a handgun.

He left the vehicle and entered Playa Bar. Scottsdale police set up a perimeter.

Police say the bar and neighboring businesses were evacuated.

Roads were briefly closed in the area.

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