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Suspect Arrested Following Overnight Standoff

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A man is in the Tulsa County jail after escaping police custody and hiding out in a Tulsa apartment complex.   Police officers arrested 25-year-old Zachary Sullivan just before midnight Wednesday after a two-hour standoff at 7324 S. Wheeling.  Sullivan was taken into custody Tuesday on weapons and threat charges. 

Tulsa Police say Sullivan was handcuffed to a bench in a police holding room but managed to get out of the handcuffs and escape from police.  A short time later, police officers found Sullivan at the Foxfire Apartments, in an apartment that belongs to some of his old neighbors. 

After two hours of trying to make contact, a police special operations team fired tear gas into the complex and that is when Sullivan surrendered. Police say they are glad the incident ended with an arrest.

"Dedicated young man, dedicated to not going to jail, escaped once and we know he's a real gun connoisseur, large caliber rifles and do yeah, he's dangerous," said Tulsa Police Captain Rick Helberg. 

Police say they were told Sullivan had a couple of high-powered rifles and a lot of ammunition with him.  Police officers had to evacuate several people from nearby apartments in the complex during the standoff.  After his arrest, police say Sullivan did not have any guns on him.

Sullivan was booked into the Tulsa County jail on five complaints, including escape, resisting arrest and planning to perform violent acts.

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