La Mesa

Officers Surround Car in East County Standoff

Swat Standoff in La Mesa

Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, San Diego Sheriff's Department and La Mesa Police were called out to a hotel in La Mesa on Monday after a man refused to surrender.

Authorities said the man, who was parked at the Best Western Plus in the 9500 block of Murray Drive, was spotted alone inside a "wanted vehicle" at around 10:20 a.m. and refused to comply with commands exit the vehicle.

Officers were able to persuade the man into giving himself up shortly before 12:30 p.m. and officers cleared the scene soon afterward.

"We are not releasing details on the underlying case at this time," La Mesa Police said in a news release issued on Monday afternoon.

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