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Man involved in standoff at northwest side surrenders to U.S. Marshals

TUCSON – A standoff at an apartment complex on the northwest side Monday afternoon has ended after the subject turned himself into law enforcement.

According to officials, U.S. Marshals Service got involved with a standoff at Mission Palms Apartments, located at 951 W. Orange Grove Rd. near La Canada Drive, when they attempted to apprehend a man wanted for probation violations. The man involved, who was later identified as 36-year-old Ian Bessinger, later surrendered after SWAT was dispatched to the scene.

Bessinger was on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The man was listed as a prohibited possessor.

A convicted felon wanted on probation violations surrenders to the Pima Co. Regional Swat team. Ian Bessinger barricaded himself for several hours at NW side apt. Complex

Posted by Lupita Murillo on Monday, April 15, 2019

Ian Bessinger/ Arizona Department of CorrectionsThe man who barricaded himself in reference to the incident was previously in prison for auto theft, aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons. He was released in 2017.

Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest updates.

EDITOR’S NOTE: News 4 Tucson’s Lupita Murillo contributed to this article.

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He's a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine. After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester. Email Noel at
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