Man in his 60s stabbed, leading to a two hour standoff with Fresno Police


A man in his sixties was stabbed several times Friday afternoon in southeast Fresno, leading to a SWAT standoff lasting nearly two hours.

At around 2:55 p.m., Fresno Police officers responded to the area of Jensen and Willow avenues for a disturbance, says Lt. Larry Bowlan with the Fresno Police Department. That disturbance quickly turned into a stabbing of a man in his 60s.

His injuries, stab wounds to the back, are not life threatening, Bowlan says.

Officers attempted to make contact with the armed suspect, asking him to surrender, but he refused, barricading himself inside a home with a woman.

The woman was able to gain access to a cell phone, called officers and gave updates from inside the home.

Through a window, officers saw the suspect alone and that’s when they broke down the door and took him into custody.

Bowlan says the suspect is being taken to the department’s headquarters and will be questioned.

There were no injuries to the woman, or the suspect.

A search warrant will be served at the home, Bowlan says.

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