Suspect refuses to come down from apartment roof

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PHOENIX - A suspect refusing to come off the roof of a Phoenix apartment building forced the early morning evacuation of the residents.

Phoenix police responded to an apartment complex located in the area of the I-17 and Thunderbird Road around 4:45 a.m. for a domestic violence call.

A black male had committed a domestic violence related crime.

Officers then discovered the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Police established a perimeter around the complex and when the sun came up officers discovered the suspect on the roof.

The suspect refused to come down.

Around 6:45 a.m. the suspect did surrender to officers. Residents were then allowed to return home.

Stay with for details on the arrest.