A MAN on the run from police was arrested last night (November 30) following the intervention of negotiators who were able to convince him to surrender.
Thirty-four-year old Alan Matas was evading police for alleged family violence charges and was involved what police claim to be a number of traffic incidents including multiple fail to stop for police matters.
At about 8.30pm, police located Matas who had barricaded within a toilet cubicle at the rear of the Calwell shops. He was engaged by specialist negotiators and surrendered at 11.30pm.
He has been charged with offences including choking, forcible confinement, assault, possession of a knife and being equipped for theft.
Police are still searching for a stolen blue 2019 VW Amarok 4wd utility, ACT registration YNI55C, associated with this incident.
Anyone with information about the vehicles whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.
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