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Felony warrant suspect arrested in Taft

Police in Taft, Calif., arrested 24-year-old Eduardo Alcantar-Lopez after a standoff on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Photo provided by the Taft Police Department.

Taft police officers arrested a man Saturday who was wanted for $225,000 worth of felony warrants.

Police received a tip on where they could find 24-year-old Eduardo Alcantar-Lopez.

Police said they were conducting surveillance in the area where Alcantar-Lopez was believed to be when they saw a car begin to leave the area.

Police followed the car to a Fastrip located at 903 Kern Street. When the car stopped, officers drew their weapons and called for Alcantar-Lopez to come out of the car.

Alcantar-Lopez got out of the car and attempted to run from officers by running into a nearby storage yard.

A few minutes later, officers found Alcantar-Lopez hiding underneath one of the trailers and took him into custody.

Alcantar-Lopez is wanted for warrants stemming from a home invasion robbery that occurred last May.

The charges on the warrant included robbery, burglary, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and making threats with the intent to terrorize.

Alcantar-Lopez was taken to a hospital for injuries he sustained during the chase.

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