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Police arrest assault suspect after hours-long barricade in Surprise

SURPRISE, Ariz. — An assault suspect is behind bars after an hours-long barricade situation in Surprise Tuesday. 

Police said at around 8 a.m., Surprise police responded to the report of a disorderly man armed with a knife in a neighborhood near 181st Avenue and Maui Lane. 

Police said the man was reportedly acting erratic, waving his knife and yelling at passing vehicles in the area.

When officers arrived, police said the suspect began throwing rocks at officers and ran inside his home. Additional law enforcement resources were sent to the scene, and a police negotiations team began speaking with the suspect.

At some point in the conversation, the suspect stopped responding to officers and failed to cooperate with law enforcement requests, officials said.

After several hours of negotiating, officers were able to take the man into custody without incident, police said. 

Police said the suspect’s identity has not yet been released, pending booking on criminal charges.

Credit: Leonard Lopez

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