Man in custody after SWAT situation on Tucson's south side - Tucson News Now

Man in custody after SWAT situation on Tucson's south side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

What began this morning as a welfare check on Tucson's south side evolved into a SWAT situation that ended with a man being taken into custody.

Leslie Young, 47, surrendered to authorities after barricading himself and three children in a residence near South Nogales Highway and Hughes Access Road.

The mother of a 2-year-old child called Pima County Sheriff's Department to check on Young. He called in sick at work and she was concerned, according to the Sheriff's department.

When deputies arrived, Young did not answer the door.

According to the Sheriff's Department, SWAT was called because Child Protective Services was involved and Young had a history of violence and deputies were told there were weapons in the home.

After SWAT arrived, the man gave up the boy and a teenager before finally surrendering without incident.

There was a 16-year-old girl who stayed inside, but she was not harmed.

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