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Mother’s Phone Call Ends Suspect’s 7-Hour Standoff with Pasadena Police

by Terry Miller
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Pasadena Police and SWAT officers were involved in a standoff Monday that began with an early morning report – an open 911 call- of an armed robbery at an apartment complex at 70 N. Harkness opposite PCC. When police arrived, they knocked on the door and encountered a young male with a gun. He refused to step out and the barricade began.
At least four concussion grenades were deployed in an attempt to get the suspect to surrender.
Police evacuated nearby residents and staged outside the Carls Jr. where Red Cross officials helped those temporarily displaced by the police activity.
About seven hours later, the individual surrendered after officers set up a phone call with his mother.
The 911 call from a woman said she was robbed at gunpoint and locked in a room. The caller told police she fled from the location and was calling from a vehicle.
A man was seen running out of the building, located just north of Colorado Boulevard, Monday morning before going back inside, police said.
The 20-year-old man surrendered after authorities contacted his mother, who arrived at the scene and spoke with her son by phone. Officers found a handgun inside the subject’s apartment, according to police.
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Henry Sinclair Hsieh -Asian male, 20 years of age, Pasadena resident was arrested-for assault with a firearm. Bail is $50,000.

Suspect-Hsieh is currently on probation for a prior robbery arrest.
The suspect was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

No injuries were reported. Operations at a nearby school were not affected by the police activity, according to authorities.

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