A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Office has been taken into custody after a standoff at a Carmichael apartment complex.
Sacrarmento County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jason Ramos said the man was apprehended after deputies fired tear gas into the unit in the Westwood Apartments at Westwood Lane and Marconi Avenue, east of Mission Avenue.
Ramos said marshals went to the complex shortly before 11:30 a.m. searching for a fugitive from the state of Washington. They saw the man walk out of an apartment with a woman. When they approached him, he ran back inside the apartment.
The marshals detained the woman, and a few minutes later the man crashed through the window of the apartment armed with a shotgun. Ramos said the man dropped the shotgun and jumped from balcony to balcony. He then broke in to a second-story apartment where he holed up.
Ramos said the residents of the apartment had been accounted for and the fugitive was the only person inside the unit.
The man, whose name had not been released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts. Ramos said he would be booked after receiving medical clearance.
He is wanted on weapons and hit and run driving charges, Ramos said. An earlier report that he was wanted for vehicular manslaughter was not correct.
Residents of apartments near the unit where the man was barricaded were evacuated. Ramos said all had been allowed to return to their residences by mid-afternoon.