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Standoff in Pocatello ends safely

A standoff in Pocatello ended peacefully Saturday night after about a four hour standoff.

Pocatello police say shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday, they were called to an apartment complex at 1901 S. 4th Avenue where a man wanted by police was spotted.

When police arrived, the suspect, Karim Elagaty, barricaded himself inside unit 13.

Police were later able to take Elagaty safely into custody a little before midnight.

According to arrest reports from the Bannock County Jail, Elagaty was wanted on several warrants, including one for grand theft, one for a probation violation, and two for failure to comply with the terms of a problem-solving court.

Elagaty was booked into the Bannock County Jail about midnight.

A bystander, reacted “Oh I was shocked. Here it’s a really quiet neighborhood for the most part. We’ve got kids that live here. Don’t really have problems here and just to see something like this, this is the kind of stuff you would see on bad television but just seeing this right in your front yard, the feeling was well beyond words,” says Joseph Roberts, a tenant at the apartment complex.

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