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Man hit with non-lethal weapon, arrested after barricade situation at Reno apartment

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Reno Police say a 28-year-old man was arrested after a barricade situation ended Monday with officers forcibly entering an apartment and hitting the suspect with a non-lethal weapon.

According to a statement from Lt. William Rulla, police received a 911 call just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, from a woman saying her ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment in the 500 block of Brinkby Avenue.

The caller was using a neighbor's cell phone and went back into the apartment with the man, according to the statement. Neighbors said they did not see her leave the apartment.

Officers responded to the apartment and members of the police department's Critical Incident Negotiation Team spoke with the man, who would not let officers in to check on the caller, Rulla said.

Negotiations ended and officers forced their way into the apartment. The man became uncooperative, and he was hit with "a non-lethal munition," according to the statement.

Officers took the man, identified as 28-year-old Isidro Lopez, into custody. They also searched the apartment but did not find the caller. She was later found Monday night, and officers were interviewing her, Rulla said.

Lopez was treated at the scene and taken to Washoe County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of obstructing/resisting and for an outstanding domestic battery warrant.

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