Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff


By PoliceOne Staff

PHOENIX — Authorities say a man accused of flashing a gun at a fast-food worker likely slept through a standoff with Phoenix police on Friday morning.

A man, whose name was not released, returned to a fast food drive-thru wielding a gun after he suspected an employee had stolen his missing handgun, according to AZ Central.

He then left the restaurant, crashed his vehicle into a tree en route home, and entered his residents.

Police were called to the complex and made multiple attempts to communicate with the man, but believed he was asleep through the ordeal due to being impaired.

The standoff came to an end when the suspect awoke and surrendered to police.

He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Employees at the restaurant later found the man's phone on the ground near the drive-through, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said.

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