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Man arrested following standoff in south Sacramento identified by police

Sacramento police, SWAT team and negotiators leave the 7000 block of 17th Avenue after a standoff ended with a man’s arrest.
Sacramento police, SWAT team and negotiators leave the 7000 block of 17th Avenue after a standoff ended with a man’s arrest.

A man was arrested Tuesday after a search for a sexual assault suspect led to a two-hour standoff. The suspect was identified by Sacramento police Wednesday.

Police arrested 35-year-old Dwayne Franklin several hours after he barricaded himself in a south Sacramento home in the 7000 block of 17th Avenue near 73rd Street in the Colonial Manor section of the city, said Officer Karl Chan, a spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department. The standoff ended about two hours later without incident.

The incident began around 11 a.m. when officers responded to a call reporting an assault on the nearby 5000 block of 76th Street in Colonial Village, police said. Inside a residence, police found a woman who had been assaulted. She was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The officers’ investigation led them to a residence on 17th Avenue around 1 p.m., Chan said, where Franklin was thought to be. Police said he was an armed parolee with a felony warrant.

SWAT and negotiation teams were called at 3:30 p.m. to bring an end the standoff. Franklin peacefully surrendered about 5:40 p.m. within the perimeter, Chan said.

Police said Franklin is being held on suspicion of battery and parole violation.

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