Police standoff leads to arrest at Budgetel Inn and Suites

YUMA, Ariz. - Authorities have taken Michael Ruiz into custody following a standoff at the Budgetel Inn and Suites Monday afternoon. 

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said at about 10:27 a.m., officers responded to the Budgetel Inn & Suites Yuma located at 1640 S. Arizona Ave.

The suspect with a felony warrant was spotted in the area by an officer, according to YPD. The suspect was located in a room in the northwest corner of the building with a woman and two children.

The suspect eventually surrendered at about 3:00 p.m. and is now in custody. 

The woman and children, who were inside the motel room with Ruiz, were released following the arrest.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this incident to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. 

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