Phoenix police: Suspect with warrants escapes from officers after break-in

Posted at 9:21 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 00:37:51-05

Police say a suspect is refusing to come out after breaking into a home in the West Valley.

Phoenix officers say a man broke into someone else's home in a neighborhood near 44th Avenue and Thomas Thursday evening.

Authorities on the scene say the suspect has a long history with law enforcement and may have active felony warrants. 

Surrounding homes have been evacuated and the department's SWAT team is on the scene.

In an update Thursday night, police said officers believed they had the subject contained but after searching the home found he had escaped.

Authorities said the investigation was ongoing.

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