6 arrested after hourslong standoff with federal agents

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Northern California say federal agents arrested six people after using tear gas to force them from a Fairfield home during an eight-hour standoff.

The Fairfield Police Department says it assisted U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Marshal’s Service agents who arrived at the home Wednesday as part of an investigation and that a man inside refused to cooperate.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports police set up a perimeter and a SWAT unit attempted to get the suspect to leave the home. After receiving no response, officials released tear gas that prompted six people to exit the house. The individuals were taken into custody.

The U.S. Secret Service Sacramento office could not immediately be reached for details about its investigation.

Fairfield police says no one was injured in the incident.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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