Police: Three detained after SWAT situation, one man on the run
Taylor Higgins, Rikki Mitchell
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police and South Tucson Police responded to a possible home invasion Friday morning that led to a SWAT situation lasting more than five hours.
Neighbors were evacuated, while SWAT swarmed a home in the 100 block of W. 30th Street.
Linda Robles was still in her pajamas when an officer knocked on her door.
"We were told to leave our home," said Robles. "The officer that escorted me out had a shield so that I would be safe."
Sgt. Pete Dugan with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that someone called 9-1-1 just after 10:00 a.m. Friday to report a possible home invasion. The caller said that a man was trying to kick in a door in the 2400 block of South Cottonwood.
Police responded to the home and saw four people getting into a vehicle to flee the scene, Dugan said.
When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver of the car tried to ram a police car. They managed to get away from police but led officers on a short chase. They stopped in the 100 block of West 30th Street.
At least four people got out of the car and ran. Tucson Police caught a man and South Tucson Police caught another man.
Two other men got away from police and ran into someone's backyard, according to Dugan.
SWAT deployed and used tactics like flash bangs to try and get the men out. Officers eventually found one of the men in the carport. He was detained by police for questioning.
Sgt. Dugan says at least one other armed suspect is still out there. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.