A man who barricaded himself inside a southwest valley home for more than three hours this morning has surrendured peacefully. Metro Police say the incident began around 8 a.m. when officers spotted a stolen car suspect in the area of Hacienda and Grand Canyon. The suspect reportedly fled officers on foot, and a chase ensued through nearby backyards. The man apparently got into a home on Ocotillo Falls Avenue through a sliding glass door. Police say two people were in the home at the time, but got out safely. The suspect refused to leave the home, prompting an evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood while SWAT and K-9 units were called in to assist. Nearby Fertitta Middle School was also placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police believed the suspect was armed, based on his prior arrest history.
Around 11:30 a.m., the man reportedly came out of the home and surrendered without incident. No one was injured. Police say they will search the home to determine if he had a firearm. Neighbors were allowed to return to their homes and all streets were opened shortly after noon.