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Police surround El Cajon apartment with man barricaded inside

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:25:37-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- A standoff in El Cajon ended Thursday afternoon after a man barricaded himself inside an apartment.

According to police, the incident began unfolding before 1 p.m. near the intersection of Jamacha Road and Dorothy Street.

Police told 10News the standoff was sparked due to a domestic incident at The Grove apartments.

Police could be seen blocking off the street as officers stood near their patrol cars in the rain.

Neighbors watched in awe from across the street.

"We heard the cops say that he made a comment saying he was going to burn the apartment down," said Christina Messenger.

The man shattered the glass of the windows several times from the inside the first floor unit. At one point, he poked his head out to yell at officers.

"You just don’t know whats going on in there," said Sherry Quijada. "You don’t know whether hes gonna pull a gun out and start shooting. You don’t know what someone like that is capable of."

Eventually, a K9 officer was sent in, ending the hours-long standoff.

Watch video of the scene in the player below:

10News will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.