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SWAT Standoff Ends in Yakima, Suspect Arrested

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UPDATE/YAKIMA, WA - Police say the standoff on South 11th Street in Yakima ended around 8:30 a.m. and they have arrested the suspect, 26-year-old Israel Garcia. 

Police say they arrived at the Bayhill Estates apartments around 5 a.m. where SWAT and the Yakima Gang Unit were serving a warrant. Garcia was not cooperating and barricaded himself inside an apartment. 

Officers are investigating.

PREVIOUS/YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Police are blocking the area of 11th ave. and 12th ave. off Yakima Ave. They have evacuated an apartment complex and have moved residents across the street to a Yakima Regional Medical Center parking lot.

They were serving a property warrant around 5 a.m. They say the suspect is refusing to come out of the home and has barricaded himself inside.

They believe there may be other people inside the apartment with him and that he may be armed.

SWAT and the gang unit are on scene.

Police have the area blocked off. Avoid it. This is a developing story and it will be updated.