Fresno Police catch suspected car thief after standoff

November 6, 2012 12:49:09 AM PST
A standoff that lasted several hours ended in Downtown Fresno Monday night at a home near E Street and California.

Investigators say they went to the address because they believed a suspected car thief was inside of the home. Earlier in the day on Monday, the man was followed by police and he reportedly pointed a gun at them. They later found the stolen car near the home.

After watching the house for several hours, police decided to move in using flash bangs and tear gas to try to get the suspect to come out.

Eventually, the man was forced out by a police dog. He suffered bite wounds but is expected to be okay.


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