Maricopa police identify man in standoff - Tucson News Now

Maricopa police identify man in standoff

(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
MARICOPA, AZ (CBS5) -

A call for a welfare check turned into a standoff with police in Maricopa on Tuesday morning.

The Maricopa Police Department said they got the call about 10 a.m. to check on a man with a history of mental illness.

When officers arrived at the home on West Colby Drive, the man became agitated and then locked himself inside.

Police heard shots fired inside the home and secured the area.

The SWAT team arrived and hours later the man, identified as Jesus Lopez, 38, came out on his own. He was taken to the Maricopa Medical Center for evaluation.

No one was hurt.

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