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A man barricaded himself in a Pasadena apartment building for about seven hours Monday, but he eventually surrendered after police contacted his mother.

Pasadena police initially said a SWAT team was sent to 70 N. Harkness Ave. in response to an early morning report of a robbery. Police at the scene later said they received a 911 call from the apartment, where the suspect and a woman live, and the pair had gotten into some type of dispute. When officers arrived, a man emerged from the apartment and quickly retreated back inside.

The man was believed to be armed, and officers tried to get him to surrender.

Late this morning, the man surrendered after police contacted his mother, and she went to the scene and spoke with her son by cell phone, police said.

“The cell phone was then handed over to my … officers,” Pasadena police Chief Phillip Sanchez said. “They dialogued directly with the suspect, and negotiated his surrender.”

A handgun was found inside the home after the suspect surrendered, police said.

Henry Sinclair Hsieh, 20, of Pasadena, was booked on suspicion of assault with a firearm. His bail was set at $50,000, according to Lt. Tracey Ibarra of the Pasadena Police Department.

He is on probation for a prior robbery arrest, Ibarra said.

The woman and other people in the apartment were able to get out of the residence. Other residents in the building were also evacuated for a time.

— City News Service

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