Barricade suspect surrenders after five-hour standoff

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Standoff ends with arrest

Suspect surrenders after 5-hour barricade in Queen Creek - A wanted man surrendered to police after barricading himself in a Queen Creek home for five and a half hours.

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APACHE JUNCTION -- Police and sheriff's deputies were engaged in a standoff in Apache Junction Monday morning.

It started with what should have been a routine traffic stop.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, one suspect was arrested and another was holed up in a home near Southern Avenue and Mariposa Road in Apache Junction for five and a half hours.

A SWAT team and other officers surrounded the house. The suspect surrendered after the SWAT team fired five cans of tear gas into the home.

The situation began when deputies pulled over a truck without a license plate in Queen Creek. While the deputy was checking the information from the driver and passenger, the person behind the wheel took off.

When spike sticks were thrown to stop the car, the vehicle crashed into the back of a home owned by the parents of one of the suspects.

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