One arrested after domestic violence call sparks Bay Park standoff

Posted at 8:31 AM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 11:32:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was arrested Saturday following a SWAT standoff stemming from a domestic violence call.

San Diego Police said the call was made just before midnight, involving a man with a gun in the 2300 block of Galveston Street in the city's Bay Park neighborhood.

As police arrived on the scene, the woman who made the call told police a shot had been fired within the residence. She and her child made it safely out of the house, SDPD Lt. Dan Grubbs told 10News.

Police arrived and requested the man, identified as 37-year-old Anthony Hernandez, surrender but he refused, prompting a nearly five-hour standoff. Due to the size of the residence, SWAT officers were called in to help secure the area, according to Lt. Grubbs.

During the standoff, Hernandez reportedly made threats to commit suicide and to shoot at officers.

He surrendered to police just after 5 a.m. and has been taken into custody.

Police said further investigation revealed Hernandez assaulted his live-in girlfriend. He was arrested for domestic violence and booked into San Diego County Jail.

Hernandez is being held on $25,000 bail and due in court on May 31.