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Two arrested after 11th Avenue standoff
Yuma police arrested two men after a standoff at an area residence Wednesday afternoon.
The standoff began when officers tried to question 37-year-old Jacson Williams, who was at an apartment in the 2000 block of South 11th Avenue, about a domestic violence incident. Williams allegedly refused to speak with police or exit the apartment.
The Yuma Police Department cordoned off the surrounding area and dispatched its Special Enforcement Team to the apartment. Adjacent apartments were temporarily evacuated as SET officers, armed with assault weapons and wearing black ballistic armor and helmets, secured the exterior of the residence Williams was inside.
Police then used a loudspeaker to encourage Williams to leave the home. They also warned Williams they would send in a police dog who "will find you and will bite you" if he failed to exit. Attempts were also made to contact Williams via telephone.
At about 3:43 p.m., Williams and another man, whose identity was not released by police, exited the apartment and were arrested. Williams was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment of an unknown medical issue.
The second man was transported to YPD to be questioned by detectives who will determine if he had any involvement with the standoff or domestic violence incident.
Yuma police encourage anyone with any information about this case to call them at 373-4700, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.