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Glendale Police Arrests Barricade Suspect

Glendale police officers arrested a man Thursday for allegedly assaulting another man with a baseball bat following a seven-hour barricade in an apartment in the 1800 block of Vassar Street.

After receiving a 911 call from inside the apartment building about a reported assault, officers arrived on scene at 1 a.m. The victim, who police described as an “older gentleman,” was able to escape the building and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The suspect, in his 30s, subsequently barricaded himself with a knife in the apartment where the assault took place, refusing to surrender to police, authorities said.

“We had our negotiators on scene talking to him for several hours and eventually, we were able to bring it to a peaceful end and take him into custody,” Sgt. Vahe Abramyan, Glendale Police Department’s public information officer, told the News-Press, adding that the surrender took place at 8:30 a.m.

Abramyan described the suspect’s demeanor as “erratic,” though officials did not provide more information about his circumstances. 

The nature of the suspect and victim’s relationship is still under investigation, Abramyan said; however, they were both in the same apartment unit when the alleged assault took place.

As of Thursday, the suspect was still in custody. Possible charges could include assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, according to authorities.

First published in the June 22 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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