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Suspect threatens, throws object at officer in Santa Rosa standoff

Police in Santa Rosa on Wednesday arrested a man in connection with several crimes following a standoff with officers.

Markiques Andrew Valdovina, 34, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon to resist or prevent arrest, resisting by means of threat or violence, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and on three outstanding warrants for domestic violence, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.

On Wednesday, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of Russell Avenue that was related to a report of a man brandishing a knife in the 4300 block of Chico Avenue.

The suspect in the incident, identified as Valdovina, was a passenger in the vehicle.

When the driver of the vehicle pulled over in an apartment complex, Valdovina got out of the vehicle with a knife in his hand and made aggressive and threatening motions toward an officer, police said.

After several commands, Valdovina dropped the knife and threw an object at the officer.

The object hit the officer in the leg, and Valdovina ran from the officer and barricaded himself inside a storage shed in the apartment complex parking lot.

Additional officers and hostage team negotiators were called to the scene, and after two hours of attempting to get Valdovina to surrender, the police department’s SWAT team and a K9 team forced entry into the shed and took the suspect in to custody.

Valdovina suffered minor injuries to his right ankle as he was being apprehended.

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