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1 arrested after police standoff at Tempe Marketplace

A SWAT team was called to Tempe Marketplace after a person apparently barricaded themselves inside an RV.

TEMPE, Ariz. — A large police standoff at Tempe Marketplace on Tuesday ended with a woman being arrested.

The Mesa Police Department said officers were originally called out for a park ranger who was assaulted at Mesa's Riverview Park in the afternoon. 

Officials said a vehicle that may have been involved in that incident left the park and drove to Tempe Marketplace on West Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive.

When officers tried contacting the person inside the RV, officials said they refused to come and locked themselves inside. 

"Once we got into the incident yesterday, it became apparent that this person might have some mental health issues," the department said. "We decided to immediately scale back our presence when this information was found out."

The woman later came out of the RV after police pulled their marked cars from the scene, police said.

"We transported her to the hospital because she was tased one time and she also complained about an injury to her wrist that she hurt before yesterday," police said.

The woman has not been identified by police. She has since been forcefully committed to mental health professionals and has been charged with two misdemeanors.

Officials have not yet said how the park ranger was assaulted. Mesa police do believe the woman was involved in the original incident.

No other suspects are wanted by authorities. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News as more information becomes available. 

EN ESPAÑOL: 1 arrestado después de atrincheramiento en Tempe Marketplace

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