Teen Suspect Escapes Escondido SWAT

When Escondido officers tried to arrest him, the suspect ran into the Hidden Villa Apartment Complex

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the SWAT in Escondido that lasted 6 hours and didn't result in an arrest. (Published Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014)

    A six-hour SWAT standoff ends in Escondido and the 17-year-old suspect is nowhere to be found.

    Escondido police officers spotted the teenager in the 900-block of East Mission Ave around 6:30 p.m. He was a known suspect in a recent assault with a deadly weapon.

    When officers went to try to arrest him, the suspect ran into the Hidden Villa Apartment Complex.

    That's what started a six-hour standoff. No residents were allowed into or out of the complex.

    SWAT officers surrounded the apartment complex because the suspect had been known to be armed with a gun.

    Around midnight, SWAT tried to enter one of the apartments that the teen had barricaded himself inside, they realized that the teen had left.