ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) – A man is dead after police say he barricaded himself inside an Escondido Motel Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the Hacienda Motel on the 700 block of North Broadway around 2 p.m. after a man didn’t check out of his room.
Once they arrived and approached the room, officers say the man inside told them he had a gun and to back away.
As they retreated, officers heard two shots fired. SWAT was then called to assist and, after the suspect was barricaded inside the room for several hours, authorities entered and found the man dead.
According to police, the man is approximately 30-years-old, but his identity hasn’t yet been released.
The motel was evacuated during the incident and nearby streets blocked off.