Man arrested after surrender ends 2-hour standoff on highway

April 6, 2017

WITTMANN, Ariz. (AP) — An armed man who barricaded himself inside a car alongside a highway northwest of Phoenix surrendered to end a two-hour standoff.

The Surprise Police Department says 65-year-old Gregory Rodvelt of Sun City West was arrested in Wittmann early Wednesday evening.

Authorities say the incident began late Wednesday afternoon when a person reported that another person had brandished a weapon.

Officers then pulled over a white SUV on U.S. 60, which was closed over a 10-mile span during the standoff.

Officers from several agencies responded to the scene, and at least a dozen law enforcement vehicles and a SWAT team’s truck were parked yards away from the man during the standoff.

It was not immediately known whether Rodvelt has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.