Scottsdale police shoot out truck tires, end barricade situationPosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE -- Scottsdale police spent the morning on the scene of a barricade situation at 101st Street and Cholla.
The situation came to an end shortly before 9 a.m., when police pulled the subject from a pickup truck.
According to Officer Dave Pubins of the Scottsdale Police Department, it all started at about 11:30 Sunday night when an alarm at a home went off.
When officers arrived on the scene, they saw smoke and called in the fire department.
There was quite a bit of water damage from the sprinklers. It was determined that the cause of the fire was suspicious.
The home was unoccupied at the time.
Detectives decided to wait for daylight to investigate further.
While they were waiting, a 31-year-old man drove a Nissan pickup up to the home.
Detectives talked to the homeowners and determined that the man in the truck was their son.
Investigators tried to talk to the man, but he began acting suspiciously and refused to get out of his truck. Police believed the man, whose name has not been released, was armed.
Negotiators eventually convinced the man to throw the handgun from the vehicle. About 30 minutes later, SWAT members shot out the truck's tires and pulled the man out.
According Publins, the man continued to fight with officers so a police dog was brought in.
The subject suffered a bite to the leg from a K9 and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
While no other injuries were reported, Pubins said about 10 homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution
The suspect faces numerous charges, including arson.
Police say the man might suffer from some sort of mental illness.
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