Police: Armed domestic violence suspect arrested to end standoff near cancer center

The Bakersfield Police Department is on the scene of a standoff at the Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center on Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Police ended a six-hour standoff Tuesday night with the arrest of a domestic violence suspect who was armed with a gun.

William Fazendin, 37, ultimately relinquished the gun and surrendered to officers near the Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center on Truxtun Avenue.

Detectives were looking to arrest Fazendin for an alleged domestic violence incident when he fled from officers and was later found near the medical offices off Truxtun.

Fazendin had a handgun and threatened to shoot himself when officers confronted him, according to police.

Crisis negotiators responded and successfully de-escalated the situation.

Police said they found several more guns, ammunition and a ballistic vest in Fazendin's nearby car.

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