El Cerrito SWAT standoff ends with fugitive's arrest

SAN DIEGO - An over two-hour SWAT standoff ended peacefully with the arrest of a wanted man Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the El Cerrito neighborhood.

San Diego police report that officers responded  to the 5700 block of University Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. on a report of an armed fugitive who had barricaded himself in an apartment.

Officers arrived and evacuated the complex and called in a SWAT team. The suspect was allegedly barricading himself under a bed.

At about midnight he surrendered. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

The man was identified as 28-year-old Joshua Gomez, a parolee at large wanted by U.S. Marshals. The circumstances that lead to the standoff were not confirmed.

Authorities did not disclose if any weapons were seized from Gomez.

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