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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Armed Man Barricades Himself Inside Mission District Home

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 7:15 AM

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All that commotion down in the Mission last night was just the cops trying to talk down a robbery suspect who had barricaded himself inside an apartment building.

Officer Albie Esparza says that just before 5 p.m. a man had robbed a person at gunpoint in the Mission District then ran inside a home at in the area of 23rd and Shotwell streets and locked himself inside.

The SWAT team arrived to the scene attempting to negotiate with the armed man for several hours, while closing the streets to traffic.

Fortunately, no shots were fired during this scene, and police were able to cajole the suspect down by about 8:30 p.m. He was taken into custody and everyone in the neighborhood went back to normal life.

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