Man arrested after hours-long standoff with Phoenix police

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police arrested a suspect after an hours-long standoff near Baseline Road and 24th Street Sunday night.

Police received a report of a suspicious person with facial tattoos standing at the corner of 24th Place and Francisco Drive holding a machine gun at about 6:45 p.m., according to Officer James Holmes.

Officers arrived and saw Aristeo Saliz, 35, in the front yard of a home with a 40-year-old woman. He immediately ran into the home.

Holmes said the officers located a shotgun on the front porch next to the door.

The woman told police that she had an order of protection against Saliz. Police also discovered Saliz had felony warrants for his arrest.

Officers surrounded the home and evacuated nearby residences as a precaution.

After hours of negotiations, Holmes said officers entered the home and found Saliz hiding in an attic.

Holmes said Saliz displayed symptoms of having a seizure as he was arrested. He was treated at the scene then transported to a local hospital.

After his release from the hospital, Saliz was booked into jail for violating an order of protection, felony warrants and possessing a firearm while being a prohibited possessor.