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Call from mom ends man's hours-long standoff with Pasadena police

Call from mom ends man's hours-long standoff with Pasadena police
Pasadena police surround an apartment building where an armed man was barricaded Monday morning. (KTLA)

A barricaded man refused pleas by police to turn himself over Monday in Pasadena, but a call from his mother ended the hours-long standoff.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, had been barricaded inside an apartment at 70 N. Harkness Ave. since roughly 5 a.m., refusing to come out and talk to officers, Pasadena Police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.

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It wasn't until crisis negotiators finally got ahold of his mother that progress was made to end the standoff.

She immediately drove to the scene and talked to her son on a secure phone line. Ten minutes later, he surrendered to crisis negotiators.

The incident began about 1:30 a.m. when police received a call that a man had tried to rob a woman, Ibarra said.

Police began investigating the robbery and were eventually led to the apartment on Harkness, where the barricade situation developed.

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