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Man arrested after barricading himself in central Phoenix home, police say

Police said the incident happened in the area of 7th Avenue and McDowell Road.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department said a man is in custody after being barricaded inside a home in the area of 7th Avenue and McDowell Road.

The man has been identified as 46-year-old Martin Oliver.

According to police, officers responded to the home after a man broke into the apartment Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.

Nearby homes were evacuated during the incident.

Officers were able to establish containment and set up a perimeter as they worked to remove the suspect from the home and take the individual into custody, police said.

Police said the Special Assignments Unit responded to the scene after gunshots were heard.

Shots were fired at officers during the incident, according to police.

"After several hours the man was detained inside of the residence," said police.

After the man was taken into custody he was treated by the Phoenix Fire Department and will be booked into jail at a later time.

The man will face several charges in connection to the incident, police said.


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