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Armed man in custody after 6-hour standoff near Flagstaff

January 31, 2019

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man who barricaded himself in his car for more than six hours outside a supermarket in Williams now is in custody after he wounded himself.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say Wednesday’s standoff that began shortly after noon and ended around 6:30 p.m. when Solan shot himself and suffered a leg wound.

Solan was treated at a Flagstaff hospital and then booked into the county jail on suspicion of kidnapping, aggravated assault, weapons violations, resisting arrest and probation violation.

Sheriff’s deputies and Williams police had executed a traffic stop on Route 66 for Solan, who was wanted for questioning in an aggravated assault and kidnapping case.

The man told authorities Solan allegedly had used a gun to hold him against his will Monday north of Williams.