Police ID Man in Hialeah Standoff

Charges include drug possession, burglary and resisting arrest

By Sebastian del Marmol
|  Sunday, Mar 4, 2012  |  Updated 12:23 PM EDT
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Man Arrested After Barricading Himself In Hialeah Apartment After Fight: Cops

Manuel Gonzales is being held on $12,000 bond.

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Man Arrested After Barricading Himself In Hialeah Apartment After Fight: Cops

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Police have identified Manuel Gonzalez as the 21-year-old man who barricaded himself in his parents' Hialeah apartment for hours on Saturday.

Gonzalez was charged with burglary, resisting arrest without violence, and possession of cocaine and marijuana. He is being held on $12,000 bond.

Gonzalez had police and his parents barricaded out of the apartment at 1285 West 44th Place after he got into an argument with the latter at around 8 p.m.

Eventually, the standoff forced police deploy smoke grenades and flash bangs to get him out at around 11:15 p.m. There were also snipers at the scene.

Fortunately, the scene ended without violence though Gonzalez was treated for slight injuries resulting from the police tactics. He was released to police by rescue officials at the scene.

According to court records, Gonzalez was also arrested in July of last year on theft charges but the case was closed without adjudication after he agreed to pay a fine and court costs. He had also been arrested in drug charges in June, but those charges were dropped.

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