LANCASTER – An armed suspect who barricaded himself Wednesday afternoon inside a residence in Lancaster was arrested early Thursday morning after a nearly 10-hour standoff.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department’s Lancaster Station were called around 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, to the 43500 block of Sahauyo Street, near Division Street and Avenue K, regarding a man who barricaded himself inside the residence after threatening a family member with a firearm, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The department’s Crisis Negotiation Team arrived around 9 p.m. Wednesday and attempted unsuccessfully to persuade the man to surrender to authorities, Sgt. Gerardo Magos told City News Service.
Around 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, the crisis team used tear gas to draw the victim out, and deputies took him into custody shortly thereafter. The suspect’s identity was not immediately released.
During the barricade, deputies evacuated the surrounding homes for safety, and after the suspect was taken into custody, residents were allowed to return.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. Anonymous tips can be called in to 800-222-8477 or submitted to lacrimestoppers.org.
#LASD SEB SWAT operation for an armed, barricaded assault with a deadly weapon suspect in Lancaster has concluded. Suspect in custody. Sahuayo Street reopened. Neighborhood safe. pic.twitter.com/5sK8YejduO
— SEB (@SEBLASD) December 15, 2022