Suspect surrenders after police chase, standoff

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PHOENIX -- A police chase led to a standoff in central Phoenix that ended peacefully, but there were some tense moments leading up to the suspect's surrender.

Suspect wanted on arrest warrant

It happened near 15th Avenue and Camelback Road. Several area residents were evacuated in the early morning hours as a precaution.

It all started at about 1 a.m., when police spotted a man they recognized who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Officers tried to pull over Nalhe Ubalda, 32, but he reportedly took off, first in his car, and then on foot.

According to investigators, Ubalda ditched the car, and ran into an apartment at 15th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Officers set up a perimeter around the complex and called in the Special Assignments Unit.

About half a dozen residents were evacuated from the building.

After several hours of negotiation, Ubalda surrendered without incident.

Ubalda will be booked for his outstanding warrant, said Officer Jonathan Howard of the Phoenix Police Department. It's not clear what those charges are.

Investigators are also trying to determine if additional charges related to the chase and subsequent standoff will be filed.