Man holes up in Fountain Hills home after dispute with wife

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FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. -- A 67-year-old man was holed up inside his Fountain Hills home after a domestic dispute with his wife Wednesday morning.

The man's wife said he pointed a gun at her during a confrontation at their home near Saguaro Boulevard and La Montana Drive at approximately 8:30 a.m., according to Jeff Sprong with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was out of the home, but the man, identified as Howard Gherman, was inside and did not respond to MCSO's attempts to contact him.

Nearby residents were evacuated.

A SWAT team entered the home at approximately 11 a.m. and detained Gherman without incident.

Gherman was transported to a Scottsdale hospital for treatment. He is facing charges of aggravated assaulted.