PHX PD: Armed man surrenders after standoff

Posted at 11:03 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 08:42:44-05

Phoenix police said they closed a major intersection Monday night after an armed man refused to surrender following a shoplifting incident at a Fry's Electronics store.

Officers at Thunderbird Road and 30th Avenue told ABC15 that they shut down the area after a man locked himself in his van in the parking lot and threatened to harm himself.

"We are attempting to safely contact someone who is a danger to himself and others," Phoenix police spokesman Vincent Lewis said.

Lewis later said that the man surrendered to police and was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.