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Man Barricaded In Car in Point Loma Surrenders after 5 Hours

The man was believed to be armed, possibly with a knife, SDPD said.

An armed man who had barricaded himself in his vehicle in Point Loma for more than five hours surrendered late Thursday, according to police.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said that Ian Hidalgo, 24, had been refusing to get out of his car on the 4400 block of Mentone Street since around 5:30 p.m. 

Hidalgo was believed to be armed, possibly with a knife, SDPD said.

SDPD officers were talking with the man by phone.

Hidalgo surrendered at around 10:50 p.m. when he stepped out of his car, more than five hours after the incident began. Police then shot him with non-lethal ammunition, according to SDPD.

Hidalgo was booked into San Diego County Jail on felony charges of resisting arrest and possession of a deadly weapon among others. He was being held on $100,000 bail. 

Mentone Street was blocked to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while the incident was happening. Nearby residents were asked to stay inside their home while SDPD negotiated with the suspect.

Neighbors said it was unusual to see an incident like this in their area. 

"It's a quiet neighborhood," nearby resident Derrik Staples said. "You don't really see stuff like this happening in this area and it's a little concerning. You don't want this kind of stuff coming to your area where you live."

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