PD: Buckeye police standoff with wanted Ohio man ends peacefully

BUCKEYE, AZ - A standoff between police and a wanted man in Buckeye ended peacefully Wednesday night, according to Buckeye police officials.

An officer was dispatched to a home at 193rd Drive and Jefferson Street on a suspicious vehicle call, officials say. Upon arrival, the officer talked with 53-year-old Samuel Culver of Ohio, who then went into the home to get the owner of the vehicle.

While Culver was inside, the officer ran a records check on the man, which showed Culver had two felony warrants for armed robbery in Ohio and was considered armed and dangerous, officials say.

The officer at the scene tried to get Culver to come back outside but was unsuccessful. Other people in the home told police that Culver had access to weapons.

Police set up a perimeter around the home and called in the Buckeye SWAT team, officials say. Culver spoke to negotiators over the phone and agreed to terms of surrender.

SWAT team members came into the house and found Culver in the attic. He was taken into custody by the Buckeye Police Department and later transported to the 4th Avenue jail.

Culver will be extradited to Ohio to face the felony armed robbery charges, according to police.

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