A 5-hour standoff came to a close Friday night when a domestic violence suspect gave up, Fresno police said.
The man, whose identity is not being released by police, was holed up in a second-story apartment unit in southwest Fresno.
Three children in the apartment were removed with help from a fire department ladder. They are OK, according to Lt. Jennifer Horsford.
The standoff began just before 3 p.m., when police tried to serve a felony domestic violence warrant on the man at an apartment building in the 1500 block of East Jensen Avenue, just west of Highway 41.
The man had a knife and refused to cooperate, Horsford said.
Negotiations went on for hours until the man gave up around 8 p.m., Horsford said.
He was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared and then will be arrested.