Cops Surround Motel in Pacific Beach

Several hours into the standoff, things escalated and officers sent a K-9 unit into the room

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    San Diego police surrounded the Mission Bay Motel on Mission Boulevard in Pacific Beach Thursday.

    San Diego police officers wearing gas masks and with guns drawn surrounded a Pacific Beach motel Thursday night where a woman said a man was holding her hostage.

    The woman called police to the Mission Bay Motel on Mission Boulevard near Pacific Beach Drive around 8 p.m.

    She claimed she was being held against her will in Room 120. The woman managed to escape the room safely.

    Officers used a bullhorn to try and draw out the male suspect who refused to leave the room. With a stick, they broke out the window in the front of the room and then fired pepper spray inside.

    Several hours into the standoff, things escalated and officers sent a K-9 unit into the room.

    They say the man fought with officers once they were inside. An officer was injured by a dog bite during the scuffle.

    The suspect was brought out of the motel room in handcuffs.

    He will likely face an injury to officer charge because and a violation of probation charge, officials said.