SWAT standoff in Carlsbad ends with one arrest

CARLSBAD (KUSI) – 10.00 a.m. – The hours-long SWAT standoff in Carlsbad, which was sparked by a conflict between two roommates, ended with one man being arrested.

The incident started around 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Laurel Tree Lane near Palomar Airport Road, according to Carlsbad police Lt. Greg White.   

According to a 911 call by the victim, 43-year-old Louie Duran, sprayed him with pepper spray and threatened him with an assault rifle.   

Nearby apartment unit residents were evacuated and Carlsbad SWAT officers and a crisis negotiation team were deployed.   

At 6:30 p.m., Duran emerged unscathed after more than five hours.   

Duran was booked into the Vista Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail, suspected of assault with a deadly weapon, displaying a weapon and assault.   

Detectives recovered a loaded shotgun and loaded assault rifle from the apartment, White said.

Saturday 5:06 p.m. – There was an ongoing SWAT standoff in the 1300 block of Laurel Tree Lane in Carlsbad, some nearby residents were evacuated.

The SWAT standoff was underway in Carlsbad Saturday afternoon when authorities received a call about a fight between two roommates.   

Following the call, officers arrived on the scene at 1:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Laurel Tree Lane near Palomar Airport Road, according to
Carlsbad police.   

Nearby residents were reportedly evacuated during the standoff, that police said was a "barricade situation."

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