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San Diego Sheriff: Assault at 7-Eleven leads standoff in Vista

San Diego Sheriff
Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 02:16:55-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and SWAT are on the scene of a standoff in Vista after a man accused of assaulting a bystander barricaded himself inside of a home Sunday afternoon.

According to the sheriff's department, the incident happened around 1:04 p.m. when a bystander tried to step in and deescalate an argument between a man and a woman at a 7-Eleven convenience store.

Authorities say the man then assaulted the bystander, prompting the victim to call for help. After investigators were able to identify the suspect, they went to a home in the 100 block of West Indian Rock.

Authorities set a perimeter around the home for nearly eight hours, but say the man did not end up being inside the home.

Deputies have not yet released information about the suspect they are looking for.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.