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Armed robbery suspect in custody after barricading in Mesa residence

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PHOENIX — Mesa police responding to an armed robbery call Thursday said a suspect was in custody after he barricaded himself inside a residence.

Police said the call came from the Circle K at Dobson Road and University Drive.

A suspect was observed going into a residence just north of the convenience store and refused to come out when contacted by police, who said he was in custody around 1:30 p.m.

Traffic was blocked in both directions on University from Dobson to Ironwood Drive.

Police asked drivers to avoid the area. No injuries were reported.

Tempe police were also on the scene.

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