Man’s claim of having killed wife prompts Chula Vista police standoff

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A man who claimed to have killed his wife holed up in his South Bay home Friday, prompting a daylong police standoff that ended in his arrest.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was taken into custody at the house in the 700 block of Glover Avenue in Chula Vista about 6 p.m., according to police. Details on his arrest and the status of his spouse were not immediately available.

Officers had surrounded the house two blocks north of Chula Vista High School late Friday morning.

The man inside the residence called the police Thursday night to report that he had killed his wife, but investigators were not immediately able to determine where he lived, Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Jason Deaner said.

Officers were speaking to the man by telephone for a time, but early Friday afternoon, he stopped answering their calls. At that point, a SWAT team was called in, Deaner said.

As of shortly before 5 p.m., police were still trying to regain contact with the man — who was believed to possibly be armed with a gun — as the special weapons and tactics personnel stood by in preparation for forcible entry of the home if necessary.

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