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SWAT called to carjacking-turned barricaded situation, apartments in area evacuated

Midtown Tucson - N. Winstel Blvd.
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Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-12 16:25:33-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — This article was updated on 3/12/2022

TPD has confirmed 28-year-old Diego Hernandez and 24-year-old Emanuel Malvido were booked for armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, car-jacking, burglary in the 1st degree, and aggravated assault.

The Tucson Police Department is working a barricaded subject along North Winstel Boulevard.

Francisco Magos, public information officer, confirmed this began as a carjacking early Friday.

Officers detained some people connected to the carjacking, but another suspect who got away instigated the barricaded situation.

"Police have others detained in that investigation, but this is believed to be an outstanding suspect from the incident this morning," Magos shared.

He told KGUN 9 hostage negotiators, SWAT teams and detectives are on scene at the apartment complex.

Law enforcement has evacuated apartments in the area.

Magos also says no shots have been fired, nor any injuries at this time.

He also confirmed an individual is now in custody as a result of the situation.

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