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Hours-long standoff in Ontario ends with suspect’s surrender

A man police identified as Xavier R. Machuca talks to police from a second-story apartment in Ontario on Friday, Dec. 21. He surrendered hours after police arrived to arrest him on pending criminal charges. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – A 27-year-old man wanted for attempted murder surrendered to police Friday night after triggering the lockdown of an elementary school, closure of streets and evacuation of an apartment complex as he resisted police demands for five hours.

Xavier R. Machuca of Ontario was arrested on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a shooting earlier in the day.

Police moved to take Machuca into custody Friday afternoon after the charges were filed earlier in the afternoon in Malheur County Circuit Court. He was located in . . .