SWAT team uses "flash bangs" and "tear gas" to arrest fugitive - Tucson News Now

SWAT team uses "flash bangs" and "tear gas" to arrest fugitive barricaded inside home

Update: The SWAT team used "Flash Bang" devices after hours of negotiations failed to work.  Even after these devices were used, the suspect refused to comply. Then, "tear gas" was used, which forced the suspect to surrender.


TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Tucson Police have dispatched a SWAT team to a home in the midtown area.

The tactical squad was brought in to help the U.S. Marshals with a fugitive who barricaded himself inside the home.

Police have not released any details on the fugitive.

U.S. Marshals were serving an arrest warrant on the fugitive when the subject refused to come out. That's when they called in for SWAT support.

The home is near 22nd Street and Country Club Road.

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