OCEANSIDE - Police arrested one woman after a standoff at an Oceanside home Friday night.
Oceanside police surrounded the home on the 700 block of Topeka Street after a woman called 911 just before 3 p.m. to report that her boyfriend was in the garage armed with a gun.
When officers arrived, the alleged caller was nowhere to be found, but there was a house full of people who initially refused to come out, according to an Oceanside police watch commander. A crisis negotiator used a megaphone to order the people out and eventually they complied.
A total of 7 people were inside, including a woman who was hiding in the attic. Police said that when they found her, she suffered a panic attack and had to be checked out by paramedics.
Officers determined that the woman was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant. After being checked out by paramedics, they eventually booked her into the Vista Jail.
No neighboring homes were evacuated, and SWAT was not called in.
Police are not sure who placed the 911 call. They believe it may have been someone who was trying to get the woman caught. No weapons were found inside the home.
Oceanside police Lt. Sean Marshand said officers exercised caution because they did not know what was going on in the house, or whether an armed man was actually inside. He said the caller’s story “fell apart” once the men and women inside surrendered.
Neighbors told 10News police are often seen at the house. Marshand said those calls were routine, never anything serious.