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Man arrested after police surround, enter east-central Fresno home

Police standoff at east-central Fresno home ends without incident

Police entered a house in east-central Fresno after surrounding it for several hours Friday night on North Claremont Avenue near Shields and Sunnyside avenues. Police responded to a possible "mentally disturbed individual."
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Police entered a house in east-central Fresno after surrounding it for several hours Friday night on North Claremont Avenue near Shields and Sunnyside avenues. Police responded to a possible "mentally disturbed individual."

Police entered a house in east-central Fresno after surrounding it for several hours Friday night.

A call came in just after 7:30 p.m. about a weapons offense at a house on North Claremont Avenue near Shields and Sunnyside avenues. Police responded to a possible “mentally disturbed individual.”

Police say it was a domestic violence incident where the suspect may have had a gun. The suspect was already on probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officers surrounded the home with automatic weapons and ordered the occupants to exit. After an hour-long wait, they approached the front door and continued to demand the occupants exit the house.

They managed to shut off the lights and, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers entered the home.

While officers searched the house, several ran out carrying what appeared to be children.

The suspect was taken into custody after a short struggle, police said. No gun was found.

He was arrested for being a felon in possession of narcotics.

No one was injured.

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