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Police responded to the Rancho El Dorado neighborhood in Maricopa on Tuesday morning after reports of someone going door-to-door and causing a disturbance that eventually led to one resident pulling out a firearm.

MARICOPA — A police presence this morning in the Rancho El Dorado community, in the 21500 block of North Backus Drive, alarmed residents on their early morning commute to school and work Tuesday.

Police had received a number of calls early in the morning regarding a suspicious person going door-to-door and causing a disturbance. A fed-up resident displayed a weapon to the person after their refusal to leave the front door while the resident was on the phone with the 911 operator, according to the Maricopa Police Department’s Facebook page.

When police arrived they observed the interaction between the homeowner and the visitor. For the community’s safety, MPD deployed both less-lethal and lethal weapons. The subject was apprehended without incident, however, police have not filed charges.

Police later left the area.

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