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Barricaded suspect surrenders after hours long stand-off in Thermal

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A barricaded suspect has been taken into custody after holding up in a Thermal mobile home for hours on Friday.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff Department, the suspect identified as 31 year old Ruben Esquivel, a resident of Coachella, surrendered peacefully around 8:30 Friday night. Esquivel was arrested on a felony assault warrant.

The events began to unfold just before 4:30 Friday afternoon in the area of 70th Avenue and Pierce Street in Thermal. Dozens of Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel swarmed the area after Esquivel refused to exit the mobile home he was staying in.

No word on what the warrant was for. Stay with News Channel 3 for any new information as it becomes available.

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