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Home Depot Evacuated in Search for Suspected Carjacker

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A busy Home Depot in southeast Fresno was evacuated Friday night after a suspected carjacker hid inside the store to escape officers, police say.

Dozens of people were forced out of the store just before 8 p.m. and officers used the store's announcement system to coax the man out.

Police say the man fled the scene of a traffic stop in the area of Kings Canyon and Chestnut. He then tried to car jack a person in the parking lot before running into the Home Depot.

The suspected carjacker eventually gave up after officers threatened to release a police dog.

Customers and employees waiting outside the store cheered and clapped as the man was led out in handcuffs.

Police say the man thought he had a felony warrant for his arrest, but officers say he was just on probation.

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