SWAT teams were called to a Chula Vista motel Tuesday afternoon to deal with a domestic violence suspect who had barricaded himself in a room with a woman and a child.
Chula Vista Police officers originally responded to a domestic violence report around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodnight Inn at 225 Bay Boulevard.
When they pulled up, officers saw a man leave the room where the arguing was heard and walk to his car, but when the suspect saw police, he ran back inside.
The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Andre Jaques (pictured below), refused to open the door when police knocked. Officers got a pass-key from the motel’s manager and tried to unlock the door, but the entrance was barricaded with furniture inside the room, police said.
The SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Teams were soon called into to help with the situation while several motel rooms were ordered to evacuate.
By 5 p.m., SWAT officers drove their armored vehicle in front of the motel room and, with a bull-horn, demanded the suspect come outside.
It was not until half an hour later that Jaques emerged and surrendered to the police without incident, the CVPD said.
In the room, police discovered an adult woman and a six-month-old child, who were unharmed.
Jaques – who had priors for assault, domestic violence and was on parole – was arrested on a felony robbery warrant, according to police.
He is now under investigation for other charges, including child endangerment.
Bay Boulevard between E and F streets was also closed from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. due to the incident.