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Gun-toting suspect surrenders to Phoenix police

PHOENIX — A man who pointed a gun at fast-food workers in Phoenix was taken into custody Friday morning, after a quiet but lengthy stalemate with police.

The suspect surrendered in his underwear at an apartment complex on 16th Street near Northern Avenue after about five hours. He had been asleep.

The man, in his mid-30s, faced aggravated assault charges.

Officers had followed the suspect from a fast-food Mexican restaurant near Seventh Street and Glendale Avenue, where he had flashed a gun at workers.

Restaurant staff had called 911 when the man, in line at a drive-thru around 3 a.m., accused employees of stealing his cellphone. He then pointed a gun in their direction.

Police got there in time to follow him. He crashed the car at the complex gates but made his way inside on foot.

Some units at the apartment complex were evacuated.

He had driven a rental car to the complex. Police shut down the street a block in both directions.