A standoff that closed a block at 19th Ave and East Howell and had a house surrounded by police ended with two people taken into custody. A police cruiser spotted a man at 19th and Madison Sunday night matching the description of the suspect in an armed robbery at Union Market only minutes before. When the suspect fled and was lost among nearby houses, police surrounded the location and waited to move in.
The armed robbery at 2101 East Union happened around 7:40 Sunday night. The suspect was reported to be a black male, 5’10”, wearing blue jeans, a baseball cap and a red hoodie. He reportedly used a black, semi-automatic handgun in the hold-up.
8:38 PM Original report: It’s a busy night for the East Precinct as officers have surrounded a house on E Howell at 19th. 19th is shut by police.