PHOENIX - After a few tense hours Phoenix police managed to find a peaceful solution to a prolonged standoff.
The standoff started at around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning but police say the entire incident started several hours earlier.
Police say officers were investigating reports of a robbery near the intersection of 32nd Street and Thomas Road when they spotted a man riding his bike.
When officers confronted the man, police say the suspect shoved his bike at an officer and took off running.
Police found the man hiding in what they believe is his apartment. At first officers say he refused to come out but after about 5 hours the man surrendered peacefully.
Investigators are checking the apartment for weapons.
Several other people were inside of the apartment during the standoff.
They were released by the suspect and police don't believe they were involved in a crime.
It isn't clear why the man ran from the officer in the first place.
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