The Ertzaintza arrested a man on Thursday who had barricaded himself in his home

after allegedly threatening two neighbors with a firearm,

the Basque Department of Security has reported.

The suspect, a

68-year-old

man

,

has been arrested after 1:00 this morning, after remaining barricaded in his home for more than three hours in possession of a handgun, which has been seized by the agents.

During all this time, the Ertzaintza has

cordoned off Vitoria Street,

in the Antiguo neighborhood of San Sebastián, since it had received information that the individual was carrying a firearm.

According to the notice received by the Basque Police, minutes before 9:00 p.m. this man had threatened two residents of the neighborhood with a weapon, who took refuge in the home of one of them.

The Ertzaintza went to the suspect's home, who

refused to open it,

after which the police cordoned off the area.

At around 12:15 am, agents from the

Ertzaintza intervention unit

accessed the home's portal and approximately one hour later the suspect was arrested, with no injuries being recorded.

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