A five-hour SWAT standoff ended peacefully in Northeast


A five-hour SWAT standoff ended peacefully in Northeast Saturday after police say a man assaulted someone and then barricaded himself inside his apartment.

It happened on the 100 block of 36th St. near Ames St.

Police said it started around 2 p.m. when they got a call about a man who assaulted another man with a sharp object inside an apartment building. Neighbors told FOX 5 the two men live together.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

SWAT officers surrounded the apartment building around 3:00 p.m., some with guns drawn. They entered and exited the building and used a bull horn to talk to the suspect, urging him to come out. Police said it was unclear if he has a weapon.

Officers also used a fire ladder to watch the building from 35th St.

Just before 8:30 p.m., the suspect was led out by police uninjured. Police wouldn't say whether he surrendered or if they went in after him.

Neighbors said the suspect was only recently released from jail.

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