Homicide suspect taken into custody in Redwood City

A manhunt on the Peninsula that began 48 hours ago came to an end Monday night in Redwood City when a homicide suspect was cornered by authorities and taken into custody.

The search for the suspect had led police to shut down an area of Massachusetts Avenue between Arizona Way and Alameda De Las Pulgas.  

San Mateo police detectives on surveillance detail contacted Redwood City police early Monday evening to help set up a perimeter after they have spotted the man wanted in the fatal stabbing.

The 22-year-old suspect, Anthony Kirincic, is believed to have stabbed and killed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Colleen Straw. Authorities had described him as armed and dangerous.

According to authorities, some homes were evacuated. Police used Henry Ford Elementary School as an evacuation center.

Kirincic was found at the home of his family in Redwood City. For several hours, neighbors had to shelter in place while officers tried to convince Kirincic to give up. 

Minutes after a flash bang went off, Kirincic was filmed leaving the home in custody. 

Police had been searching for the domestic violence suspect since he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Straw to death Saturday in San Mateo. 

The fatal incident took place in her home at the 1500 block of S.B. Street. San Mateo police responded to the scene of the stabbing around noon where they found Straw inside with critical injuries.

Officers and paramedics performed lifesaving efforts, but the victim, with a stab-wound to the neck, was said to have died at the scene. The suspect had fled the scene by the time police had arrived.

Capt. Dave Norris with San Mateo police said it wasn't clear if the two lived together, but that the initial 911 call came from the victim who was stabbed multiple times.

Police said it was not the first time they were called to the victim's home, nor was it the first attack on the woman. On Monday, police said Straw had a court order to keep Kirincic away, but it wasn't enough to prevent the fatal encounter.

Records show the suspect has been arrested at least a half dozen times for drug offenses, assault, and attempted murder on a co-habitant.  

Police called the killing another "tragic example" of the level at which domestic violence can escalate. 

The victim has not been identified. Anti-domestic violence advocates said between three and five women die every day in the U.S. because of domestic violence. 

Kirincic was taken into custody on a $5 million arrest warrant.