CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man suspected in a stabbing case was taken into custody after a standoff with police at a Chula Vista condominium complex.
10News learned a man went to a home on Avenida De La Cruz shortly before 9 p.m. Monday to allegedly confront his former girlfriend. During an altercation, police said the man stabbed another man in the head and then fled the scene.
With help from a helicopter, police tracked down the man at a condo complex in the 2100 block of Cilantro Way, near a Vons store off Eastlake Parkway. The police activity prompted the evacuation of at least one condo unit and other residents were told to shelter in place.
Two people and a woman believed to be the suspect’s mother came out of the unit and told police the man was inside with another man.
A SWAT unit was called to the scene at around 1 a.m. Tuesday after the man refused officers’ orders to come out of the unit. At least one flash bang was deployed, but the man did not exit the home.
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SWAT officers sent a robot into the home to search for the man, but he was not immediately located. It was believed the man was hidden in a crawlspace at the time.
Just before 5:30 a.m., officers entered the home and took the man into custody without incident. Another man who was inside the unit was also detained.