Sheriff’s Office: Wanted man barricades himself inside Sacramento apartment, surrenders hours later

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A man with outstanding warrants for his arrest barricaded himself in a Sacramento apartment Monday evening.

Cassandra Avina returned home from work to find crime scene tape wrapped around her apartment complex.

“I’m freaked out. I want my husband and my daughter okay,” she said.

Heavily-armed deputies surrounded the building trying to get the man in the unit next door to her family to come out.

“Literally in the apartment right next door. You go up the stairs there’s two doors. His and ours,” Avina told FOX40.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office the man had a felony warrant out for his arrest, something deputies learned after being notified about a disturbance between him and a woman he knew.

“They were in separate vehicles that rolled through a couple of jurisdictions and ended up here,” said Sgt. Rod Grassmann.

Grassmann said his deputies traced the man back to The Eleven Hundred apartments on Howe Avenue after he barricaded himself inside an apartment, believed to be armed with a gun.

“We want to deescalate and have a peaceful resolution so that nobody gets hurt,” Grassmann said.

Neighbors spent the early evening watching negotiators in action from afar.

Some of them recognizing the man barricaded inside the apartment from past disturbances.

“We’ve known him to be an abuser. He has abused the neighbor already before. The cops have been there multiple times. We told the office about it,” Avina explained.

More than four hours later the suspect peacefully surrendered, putting anxieties in the neighborhood at ease.

“This is not good for the apartment complex. We’ve already had a lot of problems, so this does not look good,” Avina said.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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