Armed man barricades himself in Surprise; police take him into custody after hours-long stand off

Surprise Police officers worked to take a man with a gun into custody while they negotiated with him from inside his home on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Police say the suspect was inside a home near 181st Drive and Maui Lane, barricading himself with a gun. Before the standoff that began around 8 a.m., police say he "had been acting erratic, waving his knife and yelling at passing vehicles. Upon officers' arrival, the suspect began throwing rocks at officers, and ran inside his home."

Initially, the unidentified suspect was communicating with negotiators, but he suddenly stopped.

"After several hours of continued attempts to negotiate, officers were able to take the male suspect into custody without further incident," police said.

No further information is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Surprise Police at 623-222-4000 or 623-222-TIPS – incident No. #220202768.

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