A man has been arrested in the town of Parker after a standoff with law enforcement officers from various area agencies.
The man, who was reportedly wanted for homicide, was barricaded inside an apartment near the intersection of 9th Street and Mohave Avenue in Parker on Monday afternoon. Agencies including La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, Parker Police Department, Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department and River Medical were on scene for well over an hour.
Officers in full SWAT-style gear surrounded the house, and spoke to the suspect through a loudspeaker, demanding that he come out.
“Nobody has to get hurt,” one officer told him. “Come out with your hands up right now, or force will be used. Give yourself up.”
At one point, a stun grenade known as a flashbang was used, as well as loud noises from a siren. A police K-9 was also on scene. Blake Primary School was reportedly on lockdown while the arrest was being made.
After some time, the suspect was apparently apprehended and taken into custody by the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department.