Domestic violence suspect surrenders after search, brief standoff in Anaheim

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Police arrested a domestic violence suspect who allegedly ran from officers in Anaheim, then hid in an apartment and for a time refused to surrender during a brief standoff on Tuesday, May 14.

Police were called at 10:18 a.m. to the Gateway apartment complex at State College Boulevard and Orangewood Avenue, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Arriving officers spotted the suspect, but he took off on foot, according to Wyatt, who described him as a 23-year-old man.

It was not immediately clear if the man was armed, but he has prior firearms related violations on his record, police said in a Tweet.

Police had called off the search after they were unable to locate the man as of 4:18 p.m., Wyatt said. However, officials announced that officers had surrounded the suspect’s apartment at  2120 S. State College Boulevard in a Tweet posted at 5:19 p.m. The man had been hiding on a balcony, and was refusing to surrender.

People on the third floor of that address were evacuated, while other nearby residents were asked to stay indoors. Then, at about 6:45 p.m., the man exited the apartment and was taken into custody.

“Negotiators talked him down, and he surrendered without incident,” Wyatt said.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, Wyatt said.