Police and SWAT have surrounded a house at 29th and Norman.
The standoff started as an attempt to arrest a robbery suspect, police said via Twitter. We will update as we learn more.
UPDATE: The incident is now wrapping up, police say. The suspect was not in the house.
Shortly before 6 p.m., detectives arrived at the house with a warrant for the arrest of a 25-year-old robbery suspect. Police at the scene did not have details on the suspect’s alleged crime.
As officers approached the house, the suspect came out of the house, saw the officers, then fled back inside. Officers called for backup and SWAT, as is standard procedure in a barricade situation. They did not know if the suspect was armed.
Police surrounded the area and brought negotiators to the scene. The suspect did not respond of make contact with officers during the four hours the apparent stand-off lasted.
Police eventually obtained a search warrant for the home and entered shortly after 10 p.m. It was empty and the suspect was not located.
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