Suspect in standoff outside Tucson police substation custody

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Posted: Jan 06, 2016 8:08 PM
Suspect in standoff outside Tucson police substation custody

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona police say a man threatening to detonate his recreational vehicle outside a Tucson police substation has been arrested without incident after a nearly 10-hour standoff.

They say the man showed officers a can of gasoline and a hammer and said he has propane tanks and guns.

The name of the man wasn't immediately released Wednesday evening.

During negotiations, police evacuated people in the area, and a sniper and spotter were seen on a rooftop by the station.

Police say the man showed up at the West Side substation around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

He walked up to the front door and tried to enter, but the doors were locked.

Police say the man went inside his RV and called 911. The dispatchers called officers at the substation and told them the man was threatening to blow up his RV, which was parked directly next to the building.