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Man faces multiple charges after six-hour standoff

CBCC was evacuated due to police presence
Posted at 8:10 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 16:33:42-04

UPDATE (March 14, 1:35 p.m.) On Tuesday authorities were able to successfully de-escalate a six-hour standoff with an armed suspect.

William Fazendin, 37, had a warrant for his arrest for a number of charges after a domestic violence incident.

During this investigation officials learned that Fazendin had a history of making threats and that he owned multiple firearms.

Fazendin fled from officers in a car and was later found on foot on Truxtun Avenue. When officers confronted him he pulled out a gun and made threats that he was going to shoot himself.

He gave up the firearm after six hours of negotiation and surrendered to officers and he was arrested without incident.

Officers found his car nearby and found three long guns, a large amount of ammunition and a ballistic vest.

Fazendin is facing charges of corporal injury to a spouse, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, willful cruelty to a child, and false imprisonment.

He is expected to appear in court on Friday.


UPDATE (March 14, 3:00 a.m.): Bakersfield Police say a standoff in Southwest Bakersfield ended around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Negotiators spent several hours on the scene after an armed man threatened his own life. 

BPD says they were out looking for the man, who had a warrant out for his arrest for "violent crimes". Just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday he fled to the area near Truxtun Plaza, prompting the SWAT situation. BPD would not elaborate on what those violent crimes are.

Officials say the man is now in custody and being questioned by investigators. They say the man chose to surrender to police, and no force used. 


UPDATE (March 13, 8:40 p.m.): The people living on Cochran Drive near the scene are being asked to stay inside of their homes.


UPDATE (March 13, 8:26 p.m.):  An armed subject near the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center prompted the heavy police presence and SWAT callout Tuesday night. 


There is a large police presence in southwest Bakersfield near Truxtun Ave. and Truxtun Plaza West. 

The SWAT team was also called out to the area behind the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.

CBCC has been evacuated due to the police presence.  

This is a breaking news story, please check back for more details. 23ABC has a crew at the scene.