SWAT standoff in Golden Hill
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 7/14/15 – A parolee wanted on an arrest warrant locked himself in a Golden Hill home Tuesday when police contacted him, causing a nearly five-hour SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.
In the early afternoon, SWAT officers entered a motor home parked on the property where the suspect was hiding, then exited a short time later, finding the vehicle unoccupied.
About 2:15 p.m., a series of loud bangs sounded from inside the home as police detonated tear-gas canisters. Moments later, the suspect slowly walked out, as directed, backward and with his hands on top of his head.
The special-tactics officers then surrounded the man, handcuffed and searched him, and loaded him into a squad car.
9:30 a.m. – Man wanted on arrest warrant locked himself in a Golden Hill home Tuesday, causing a SWAT standoff and road closures in the area.
SDPD spokesman Matt Tortorella said, the suspect slammed the front door "in (an) officer's face" and holed up inside shortly after 9:30 a.m. at a house in the 2700 block of Broadway.
Patrol personnel closed the street in front of the home as well as a block of E Street just to the south.
SWAT team responded to the area while police tried to persuade the parolee to surrender.
The man's name has not been released.
The stalemate was continuing as the noon hour approached.