Del Mar standoff ends with leap into swimming pool

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 21:53:49-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - One man is in custody after prompting a standoff with Sheriff's deputies in Del Mar Friday.

Sheriff's deputies surrounded a home in the 100 block of Via De La Valle in Del Mar Friday afternoon, after a man barricaded himself in the home.

Initially, reports indicated he may be involved with a hot prowl burglary. SDSO later determined the man was suffering from a psychiatric emergency.

Sheriff's Department (SDSO) helicopters could be heard flying over the area making announcements telling the man to surrender.

Deputies said the homeowner was able to get out of the home safely and call law enforcement. 

The Sheriff's Psychiatric Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to negotiate with the man. Deputies said the standoff came to an end abruptly when the man leaped from a third-floor balcony into a swimming pool.

The man wasn't injured. He was taken to Tri-City Hospital for further evaluation.