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Man wanted for attempted murder holds off police at Ontario apartment.

Police were trying to talk a man in this second-floor apartment into surrendering Friday, Dec. 21. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

UPDATE: After a standoff lasting nearly five hours, Xavier R. Machuca surrendered to police just after 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, according to the Oregon State Police.

ONTARIO -- A 27-year-old man wanted for attempted murder was holding police at bay from within an Ontario apartment Friday night, triggering the evacuation of his complex and the temporary lockdown of a nearby elementary school.

The man, identified as Xavier R. Machuca, 27, of Ontario, has been taunting police from a second-floor apartment of the Fairview Apartments on Northwest Ninth Street.

"I'm not coming down without a fight," he yelled to police at one point Friday afternoon.

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