SWAT standoff in Grant Hill

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An agitated, butcher knife-wielding man took a woman captive in a Grant Hill-area home today, prompting a SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest about two hours later.

The events that led to the standoff in the 100 block of 30th Street began with a domestic disturbance call about 4 p.m., according to San Diego police.

The suspect, who reportedly had been drinking heavily and throwing things around the house, refused officers' orders to exit unarmed and give himself up. The man was seen clutching a large kitchen knife and was believed to be holding a woman against her will in the home.

The Special Weapons and Tactics team was called in about 5:15 p.m., police said.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the personnel forced their way into the house, subdued the suspect with a beanbag-firing shotgun and arrested him. The woman was taken into custody, unharmed, for questioning.

No serious injuries were reported.

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