Man in standoff at Sorrento Valley FBI office has criminal history

SAN DIEGO - The man in Sunday's standoff at the San Diego FBI office in Sorrento Valley has served three years in prison in the late 1990s for stealing a car and battery with serious injury.

William Durant, 36, was turned away from federal prison Monday afternoon for health reasons. He was officially charged with destruction of government property.

On Sunday, FBI officials said Durant jumped a fence to get onto the FBI's property in the 10000 block of Vista Sorrento Parkway before breaking off a door handle to the building's front lobby.

According to the FBI, a security guard confronted Durant, but Durant told him he was armed, although no weapons were seen.

Durant then climbed onto the roof, where he holed himself up for six hours. After a flash bang went off, FBI agents and a SWAT team captured Durant without incident.

10News visited Durant's former residence in Lakeside, and the manager of the apartment complex did not want to appear on camera but told 10News Durant was evicted for not paying rent and fighting with his girlfriend.

10News' attempts to track down relatives throughout the East County were unsuccessful.

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