Throwing furniture out the window and starting a fire, Fresno standoff suspect arrested


KEN: WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS IN ” FRESNO…” A MAN IS UNDER ARREST .. AFTER POLICE SAY… HE LIT HIS MOTEL ROOM ON FIRE… AND WAS THROWING FURNITURE… OUT OF THE WINDOW. THIS IS AT THE “AMABASSDOR INN”… KEN: GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M KEN MALLOY. KATHRYN: AND I’M KATHRYN HERR. KATHRYN: LET’S HEAD RIGHT OUT TO CBS47’S ” MEGAN RUPE ” LIVE… MEGAN… POLICE HAVE BEEN ON SCENE FOR SEVERAL HOURS… RIGHT ABOUT FOUR HOURS… THEY HAD ABOUT A HALF DOZEN OFFICERS OUT HERE… FRESNO FIRE RESPONDED… THOSE IN THE NEIGHBORING ROOMS HERE AT THE AMBASSADOR INN AND SUITES WERE EVACUATED… BUT WILL BE ALLOWED BACK INTO THEIR ROOMS. THIS IS A LOOK AT THE CHAOTIC MOMENTS CAPTURED ON VIDEO… AS THE SMOKE STARTED POURING OUT OF THAT WINDOW… YOU MAY SEE THE SUSPECT THEN STICKING HIS HEAD OUT… HES BEEN IDENTIFIED BY POLICE AS 38 YEAR OLD ESTEBAN HERNANDEZ… WHO POLICE SAY WAS ON PROBATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OUT OF FRESNO. POLICE SAY OFFICERS RESPONDED TO WHAT WAS INITIALLY A DISTURBANCE CALL… AFTER THEY SAY HERNANDEZ SWUNG A PIPE AT INN SECURITY. :58 they tried to deescalate the situation… tried to get him to stop throwing furniture, he was breaking windows, at one point the officers decided to back away… called negotiator out… Esteban continued to break a window… at some point, during the negotiation w our officer, he set the room on fire :23 THAT FIRE LIMITED TO ONE ROOM… OFFICIALS SAY THE SPRINKLERS IN THE ROOM EXTINGUISHED IT. OFFICIALS SAY NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT…HERNANDEZ WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION. HE IS NOW FACING FELONY CHARGES OF ARSON, ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND OTHERS. LIVE NEAR THE 99 AND OLIVE, MR KATHRYN: DEVELOPING NOW… FRESNO POLICE CHIEF ” JERRY DYER “… CONFIRMING AN OFFICER… IS UNDER INVESTIGATION…

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