SAN DIEGO – A five-hour SWAT standoff resulting from a domestic dispute ended safely when a man holding two children surrendered early Tuesday morning in Clairemont.
The standoff took place at a home at the intersection of Lakehurst Avenue and Clairemont Drive. According to San Diego police, at around 11 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman.
The woman exited the home, leaving the man inside with two children. When the man refused to come out, a SWAT team was called in and a standoff ensued.
During the standoff, officers used a bullhorn to try and coax the man out. The suspect’s mother even got on the bullhorn and tried to convince her son to surrender.
At about 4 a.m., the man came out of the home along with the two children, who were unhurt. The suspect was on crutches when he limped out and was taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers.
The name of the suspect and the charges he will face were not immediately confirmed. The exact relationship between the man and the woman was not disclosed.