A Flagstaff man allegedly ran from Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers Tuesday afternoon after they tried to stop him in a stolen car on Interstate-17.
According to Flagstaff Police spokesman Cory Runge, a minivan from Cottonwood was reported stolen to local law enforcement agencies.
Arizona troopers located the vehicle driving northbound on I-17 and attempted to stop it around milepost 293, near the Cornville/McGuireville Road exit, DPS Media Specialist Bart Graves said. The driver allegedly refused to yield to officers and took off, continuing northbound on I-17.
A tire flattening device was used to deflate some of the tires on the vehicle, Runge said. The minivan exited I-17 at Munds Park at which point the driver abandoned the vehicle near the Chevron gas station.
The man proceeded to flee on foot, barricading himself inside a residence, Runge said. The person inside the residence was able to escape the home without harm.
Flagstaff Police Department's SWAT team was called to the scene around 2:30 p.m. and negotiated with the suspect. At approximately 4 p.m., the suspect surrendered without incident or injury, Runge said. Daniel Lykins, 33, of Flagstaff was taken into custody. At this point, charges have not been filed against him.