Fresno police defused a tense standoff Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, 2014, convincing a man who faces a 21-year prison term to surrender to officers.
The incident happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of North Effie Street, near Dakota and Blackstone avenues. Sgt. Tim Tietjen said the man, William Murphy, had been sentenced for armed robbery.
Tactical officers from the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team surrounded an apartment complex where Murphy was barricaded with a female companion. After some negotiations, Murphy and the woman surrendered.
It wasn't clear whether the woman would be charged in connection with the standoff.
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