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Barricade situation ends peacefully in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A man is in custody following the peaceful end of a nearly
eight-hour barricade situation in Phoenix.

Police say 39-year-old Wednesday Peralta-Martinez was booked into jail early
Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police
officer and criminal damage.

The incident began about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when police responded to domestic
violence call.

A woman told police she was being chased by her ex-boyfriend through the
courtyard of the apartment complex and had pointed a gun at her.

Police say Wednesday didn’t live at the complex and hid in one of the

That started a barricade situation that ended about 5 a.m. Friday after hours
on negotiations.

Police say walls were damaged inside the apartment and Wednesday apparently was
armed only with a pistol pellet gun.


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