Standoff with man in Merced who allegedly threatened girlfriend, kids ends in arrest

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A police standoff with a man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend and children with a gun ended in an arrest.

Police say 26-year-old Demarcus Lyons barricaded himself inside the house with the woman and his two young kids.

When officers arrived at the home, Lyons opened a window and fired a shotgun at them.

After a short stand-off, Lyons ran out of the house and tried to escape from police before being wrestled down and arrested.

The suspect's girlfriend and children were not injured in the stand-off.
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