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Police: Tulare SWAT ends, wanted man caught the next day

Tulare Police report Alex Espino was arrested in the town of Tulare.

UPDATE 5/18/17 12:45 p.m.

Tulare Police report Alex Espino was arrested in the town of Tulare. A tip from a citizen led police to the 300 block of W. Oakwood Ave. He was arrested without incident.


Tulare Police are looking for a man the say could be dangerous after he ran away during a standoff.

The standoff near Tulare and E St. in Tulare wrapped up around 9:15 on Wednesday, but the man police are looking for is still on the run.

According to Tulare Police, an officer spotted 24-year-old Alex Espino around 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say he was wanted because they believe he may have been involved in a gang shooting. Police say Espino took off. Officers believe he went to a family member's house.

Police say they tried multiple times to negotiate and get Espino out before using tear gas. S.W.A.T. officers then entered the home and found that Espino was not there anymore.

If you have any information on where Espino might be, contact the Tulare Police Department.

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