Man arrested after ex-girlfriend assault, standoff, police say

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man is now in jail after a hours long stand-off with police.

The suspect was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Roosevelt near Olive in Central Fresno. Authorities say the incident started late Monday night after they got reports the suspect had assaulted his ex-girlfriend at a traffic light. They say the man then went to his house and started firing a weapon.

When officers arrived, they told the suspect to come out but he refused. "What we do know, according to family, is that he does have access to several weapons -- handguns, shotguns, and rifles inside his apartment. It sounds like he has enough firepower in there to create a challenge for us," said Lt. Herman Silva, Fresno Police Department.

After several hours, the man finally agreed to come out. Police say the suspect lives alone and it appears nobody else was in the apartment at the time of the standoff. No injuries related to the incident have been reported. It's unclear what charges the suspect will face.
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