Santee SWAT standoff ends with suspect in custody

Posted at 11:53 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 01:32:09-05

SANTEE, Calif. — A suspect who was possibly armed locked himself inside a Santee home prompting a five hour SWAT situation in Santee Monday, San Diego Sheriff's Department confirmed. 

The man surrendered and there were no injuries, 10News reporter Vanessa Van Hyfte said. 

Deputies received a disturbance call around 9:00 a.m. about a man in his early 20s being in violation of a restraining order. 

While en route, Deputies were informed that the suspect was armed with a handgun. The Sheriff's Department urged residents near 8500 Massery Lane near Padre Lane to stay inside their homes during the SWAT situation. Some neighbors waited patiently to be allowed back into their homes on the street.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they could hear a conversation coming from inside the house about a gun but no threats were being made. Deputies were able to get two individuals to come out of the residence and they both confirmed that only the suspect was left in the residence.

The suspect refused to exit the house and Crisis Negotiators responded, along with the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail. After several hours, the suspect exited the house and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was later booked into San Diego Central Jail on various charges.

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital reporter. Follow her @10NewsSandy