A major eastside thoroughfare is closed while Tucson police and U.S. Marshals try to talk a fugitive into giving himself up.

The man, who is described as “armed and dangerous,” barricaded himself in an apartment in the 7600 block of East Callisto Circle when marshals tried to serve him with an arrest warrant this morning, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

The man, who has not been named, is wanted on a arrest warrant out of Las Vegas for robbery and kidnapping. He is also wanted in Maricopa County, but Widmer did not have details on that warrant.

East Tanque Verde Road from North Dos Hombres Drive to East Wrightstown Road is shut down in both directions while marshals and officers try to resolve the standoff, Widmer said.

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