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Video: Phoenix Police Ram Kidnapping House

May 21, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Phoenix Police Ram Kidnapping House

Phoenix Police Department armored tactical vehicle rammed a house where a kidnapping suspect held at least five people hostage Tuesday to help end a standoff that began Monday night.

The man, believed to be 32-year-old Israel Celis, was found dead inside the home and a woman and child were rescued, reports the Arizona Republic.

Police responded to the home near 91st Avenue and Camelback Road Monday evening, following an Amber Alert about the kidnapping. Celis had reportedly met his estranged wife at a motel where he duct-taped the woman and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. Celis then took off with the boy, reports Fox News. Celis barricaded himself in the bedroom of the home with two adults and three children.

During negotiations with Celis, police were able to obtain the release of several of the hostages. At one point, Celis reportedly fired at officers with an AK-47 rifle, a law enforcement source told PoliceMag.com.

By Tuesday morning, the Phoenix PD's Special Assignment Unit brought its Lenco armored vehicle to the home. Officers used the vehicle to ram two areas of the house's front wall. The two remaining hostages then exited the home. That's when police found the suspect dead in the home.


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Kristopher @ 1/21/2014 8:31 AM

First off the news is over exaggerating.. He was gunna hurt his own kids ,he was just going through some problems in his marriage ...An the sexaul assault ??..The way us Chicanos were brought up in life , is that we don't do that , and the life he lived .. That's ahh big no,no .. I grew up with this dude ,since I was 12 I'm 29 now ..So before everyone start there opions ... Know someone before you say something.. An know the real story and don't listen too the news , there full of crap most of the time ...& for him shooting at cops they better duck, but I don't agree with it ..& r.i.p Izzy ..

Kristopher @ 1/21/2014 8:33 AM

First off the news is over exaggerating.. He WASENT gunna hurt his own kids ,he was just going through some problems in his marriage ...An the sexaul assault ??..The way us Chicanos were brought up in life , is that we don't do that , and the life he lived .. That's ahh big no,no .. I grew up with this dude ,since I was 12 I'm 29 now ..So before everyone start there opions ... Know someone before you say something.. An know the real story and don't listen too the news , there full of crap most of the time ...& for him shooting at cops they better duck, but I don't agree with it ..& r.i.p Izzy ..

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