Posted: 8:35 p.m.
A Yuma man is behind bars facing multiple felonies after a seven-hour standoff Friday ended with his arrest.
Police took 28-year-old Frank Amavisca into custody at around 11:45 p.m.
At around 5:15 p.m. Friday, Yuma police responded to the area of 10th St. and Maple Ave. when Amavisca's roommate called 911 to report that Amavisca pulled a knife on him.
The roommate left and was not hurt.
For the next several hours, police tried to get Amavisca to come out of the office building at 230 E. 10th St. where he was hiding.
The standoff ended when police used a type of gas to get him to surrender.
"At some point, you do have to up your response, hoping that you will get him to come out," said Sgt. Leanne Worthen, public information officer with YPD.
Police called out to Amavisca in both English and Spanish over a loud speaker. "We do take precautions, and sometimes being slow is the best way to approach this. We'd rather not have to go in and get somebody. It's not safe for us, it's not safe for him," Worthen said.
Amavisca was also wanted by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office in connection with a residential burglary and a stolen vehicle. YCSO assisted with the standoff Friday.
Amavisca is now facing multiple felonies. For his case with YPD, he faces felonies of disorderly conduct with a weapon per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence.
For his case with YCSO, he faces felonies on two counts of theft and unlawful means of transportation.
Amavisca is being held on a combined total bond of more than $65,000, and he's due back in court Tuesday.
YUMA--Frank Amavisca, 28, was arrested Friday night after a seven-hour standoff.