SWAT Sent to Oceanside Home - NBC 7 San Diego

SWAT Sent to Oceanside Home

At one point the main shot an air rifle to the sky, according to police



    A man, wanted on a warrant, fired a pellet gun and threw Molotov cocktails at officers during a three-hour standoff Thursday according to officials.

    It all began when Oceanside police responded to a home at 606 S Cleveland St. just after 3 p.m. to investigate a report of an alleged assault.

    Officers planned to arrest Sean Myers, 50, for an outstanding felony warrant that had been issued May 8, when Myers assaulted his elderly father police said.

    Myers barricaded himself inside the home and displayed irrational behavior according to officers.

    Oceanside SWAT Standoff Myers

    [DGO] Oceanside SWAT Standoff Myers
    Oceanside resident Sean Myers refused to come out of a home after police say he assaulted his father. As officers tried to serve an arrest warrant for that situation, he refused to come out again until officers knocked out a window and inserted tear gas. Neighbors Brittany Cotton and Bruce Combs spoke with NBC 7's Danya Bacchus.
    (Published Friday, May 11, 2012)

    Believing Myers had firearms in the home, police called in SWAT.

    At one point during the standoff, Myers shot projectiles into the sky from an air rifle, according to police.

    He also fired a pellet gun and struck a police sergeant in the face and an officer on his helmet with pellets. The sergeant sustained minor injuries while the officer was not injured.

    Police said Myers came in and out of the house several times during the stand-off and told officers he was not going to surrender. He then threw several Molotov cocktails at police, but they did not ignite.

    Aerial views showed that the man appeared to be barbecuing in his backyard as SWAT surrounded the house.

    SWAT fired flash bombs and pepper balls at the home.

    At around 6:25 p.m., SWAT officers released tear gas into the home and Myers eventually came out and surrendered.

    After the three-hour stand-off, police took Myers into custody.

    According to authorities, he will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility for the outstanding felony arrest warrant that includes charges of elderly abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. His charges from today include assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.

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