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PCSD: Man arrested following armed barricade situation

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Posted at 9:51 AM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 14:43:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Pima County Sheriff's Department says one man has been arrested after a barricade situation Sunday morning.

Just after 4 a.m., deputies responded to the to the 4000 block of North Pocito Place (near Root Lane) for a domestic violence call, according to PCSD. Before arrival, deputies learned that there was a man armed with a gun who had barricaded himself and two children inside a house, according to PCSD.

When deputies arrived, they made contact with the man and began giving commands, PCSD says. Approximately two hours later, the man came to the door with the children.

He was then tased and taken into custody, according to the department. He is identified as 37-year-old Sergio Tapia.

PCSD says Tapia charged with two counts of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault.

The children have been reunited with family.

The investigation remains ongoing.