SAN LEANDRO -- A fugitive wanted by police for seven years was arrested Monday when an eight-hour standoff ended without incident outside a home near a middle school, authorities said.
Milton Ramos, 37, suspected in a stabbing and wanted for a previous probation violation, surrendered to police about 3 p.m. at a residence on the 15200 block of Farnsworth Street, near Trojan Avenue, San Leandro police Sgt. Robert Sanchez said.
U.S. Marshals surrounded the home about 7:30 a.m. and then requested the San Leandro police SWAT team and hostage negotiators, who arrived about 11:30 a.m., Sanchez said.
Negotiators convinced the suspect's girlfriend to leave the house at 1:30 p.m. and Ramos peacefully surrendered about 90 minutes later, police said.
Washington Manor Middle, situated about a block from the standoff, was not locked down because authorities told San Lorenzo school district officials they had two lines of defense between the home and the school, said Sharon Lampel, the district's assistant superintendent of human resources.
"We were assured that the kids were safe," Lampel said.
Roads surrounding the residence were closed during the standoff, with traffic being diverted onto Farnsworth Street, school officials said.
Ramos has been wanted since 2005, when police said he violated his probation in connection with a previous conviction for involuntary manslaughter, Deputy U.S. Marshal Nicole Lopez said.
He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, and is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.
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