Jun 12, 2013 12:13 PM by Swetha Iyengar

Baby turned over to CPS in Tucson man standoff

TUCSON - A potentially dangerous situation involving a child and a barricaded man was averted overnight.

Tucson Police Dept. received a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance near Glenn and 1st Ave, a man and woman were apparently fighting in the street and it became physical.

When police officers showed up, the man, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Richardson, barricaded himself inside a home with a baby. He refused to come out and after about 30 minutes, hostage negotiators were brought to the scene.

Both Richardson and the child were brought out of the home safely by 2:45 a.m.

Richardson was arrested on charges of being a prohibited possessor of weapons. Child Protective Services took custody of the child.


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