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Standoff ends after Metro SWAT team storms house


Paul Takahashi

Metro SWAT officers prepare for a standoff on Phillips Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

Updated Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 | 6:23 p.m.

Police Standoff on Phillips Avenue

Maryland Parkway was blocked off from East St. Louis Avenue to Exley Avenue on Sunday because of a police standoff with a man who barricaded himself in a duplex on Phillips Avenue. Launch slideshow »

A standoff ended Sunday afternoon when Metro Police SWAT officers stormed a house where a man had barricaded himself and took him into custody, authorities said.

The standoff on Phillips Avenue, near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, ended at 1:10 p.m., police said. No shots were fired, and it was not clear whether the man was armed.

Police said the man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. He was not injured while being taken into custody, police said.

The standoff started shortly after 10 a.m. after police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a duplex, Metro Lt. Jeff Whitehead said.

The man was in the home by himself, police said.

Police had Maryland Parkway blocked off from East St. Louis Avenue to Exley Avenue as the situation unfolded. SWAT officers and K-9 units were on the scene and police set up a mobile command center.

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  1. He's extremely fortunate to still be breathing and not on a slab at a mortruary after having been shot in the back five times, as was Erik Scott...or in the face with a .223 rifle round, as was Trevon Cole.

  2. It's been one Heck of a Holiday, that's for sure. Sounds like WalMart has lost another Greeter.

  3. @DTJ Amen! x 2.

  4. "The man was in the home by himself, police said."

    Metro can NOT even remotely justify using SWAT to storm this man alone in his own home!

    "Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Adams, 1776 "Thoughts on Government"