Five-hour standoff in Newman ends with arrest

local@modbee.comAugust 6, 2013 

Scene of Newman standoff (Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)

— A five-hour standoff that began with a fight between neighbors ended peacefully late Monday with the arrest of a Newman man.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Angel Dominguez, 26, was arrested.

The incident began about 5:30 p.m. when Newman police responded to a call of neighbors fighting in the 1900 block of S Street. The caller told authorities one of the subjects was armed with a gun.

Two officers arrived shortly after. They saw Dominguez in his front yard, holding a firearm. Dominguez reportedly pointed the gun at the officers as they got out of their vehicle. As the officers took cover, Dominguez ran into his residence; no gunshots were fired by law enforcement.

Newman police asked for help from the Sheriff's Department. When authorities could not contact Dominguez, they called in the sheriff's SWAT and hostage negotiation teams.

After slightly more than five hours, Dominguez came out the rear of the home and surrendered to SWAT officers.

Dominguez was booked on charges of brandishing a firearm at a peace officer, violation of probation and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities said Dominguez has had several contacts with law enforcement in the past and was on probation for possession of drugs and domestic violence.

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