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. (Published Thursday, Mar 13, 2014)

    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.