Escondido Standoff: Man Flees Police, Barricades Himself in Bystander's Home

The standoff at a home on Rincon Road lasted more than three hours before the suspect surrendered to police

A man who ran into a bystander's home in Escondido Saturday, prompting an hours-long standoff with police, has peacefully surrendered, officials said.

James Golden, 39, was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. following his surrender.

Escondido Police Department Sgt. Paul Woodward said Golden was being sought by authorities for felony warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a police officer, and burglary just before 11 a.m.

When detectives began following him, Golden fled on foot toward the 1300 block of Rincon Road near Chestnut Street.

To escape officers, Golden reportedly ran into a woman's home on Rincon Road. The woman was a known associate of Golden, according to police. She fled when he ran in, Woodward said.

Golden barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out.

Two hours into negotiations with the man, Escondido police officers requested help from SWAT officers. About an hour after that, the standoff finally ended.

Golden will be booked on his previous warrants, police said.

No injuries were reported and no property was damaged, according to police.

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