Man surrenders after two-hour standoff in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Police Car

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A stand-off between a man and Scottsdale police ended peacefully after two and a half hours of the suspect barricading himself inside his former residence.

On Friday, Sept. 25, Scottsdale PD responded to a call of a male subject kicking in the front door of an apartment at 3220 N. 66th Place in Scottsdale.

Philbee III

James Philbee III

When officers arrived at the complex, the male suspect had barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to come out, according to a police report. The suspect was identified as James Philbee III, 50.

According to police, Philbee had been formally evicted from the apartment by the County Constable one week ago, and the locks to the apartment had been changed one week prior.

Six surrounding apartments were evacuated, a nearby charter school was placed on lock-down and the Scottsdale SWAT team also responded to the scene. After two and a half hours, according to police, Philbee surrendered and was taken into custody.

There were no injuries and all of the displaced residence were permitted to return home. Philbee is facing charges of burglary, criminal damage and trespassing, according to police.

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