Barricaded man surrenders to police, taken to hospital

Published: Nov. 27, 2016 at 9:42 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2016 at 10:04 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man who barricaded himself inside a home on Gay Street near Prince Road has peacefully surrendered to police and has been taken to hospital, authorities said.

Officers with the Tucson Police Department responded to an unknown trouble call in the 500 block of East Gay Street around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a media release from TPD.

They learned a man had called 911 but was not making sense, and was rambling.

When officers tried to talk with the man, he broke a window with a bat.

Officers believed the sound they heard was a gunshot, and backed away from the home. They evacuated nearby houses and shut down part of Prince Road and Los Altos Avenue.

Negotiators and members of the SWAT team spoke with the man for several hours until he finally surrendered around 7 p.m.

During the incident, the man had also broken another window in the home.

He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

No one was hurt, and no criminal charges have been filed.

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