San Diego Sherriff’s Department

Hours-long SWAT Standoff Ends in Poway After Suspect Was Barricaded Inside Home With Gun: SDSO

An hourslong SWAT standoff ended Sunday afternoon after the suspect killed himself, according to the San Diego Sherriff’s Department.

The man had barricaded himself inside his home and had a gun, SDSO said, during the nearly 10-hour confrontation.

Deputies detained the man Saturday after being dispatched to his location for potentially having “mental health issues.”

The man was taken to Palomar Medical Center Poway following the incident.

Deputies determined the man had firearms and ammunition at his home, so they temporarily confiscated the weapons so the man wouldn’t harm himself.

The man was released by Palomar at some point between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The man returned home where deputies said there was a disturbance with his wife. At this point, he reportedly had a gun.

Deputies arrived at the scene on Poway Road just after 3:15 a.m.

A SWAT team was then called in at around 6:45 a.m.

There were no hostages, according to SDSO, and officers said that “no one is currently in danger.” Poway Road between Garden Road and Sudan Road, however, was closed as a precaution.

In a tweet at 10:02 a.m., SDSO said the Crisis Negotiation Team was on scene to talk with the suspect.

Just before 1 p.m., deputies said the standoff had ended. The man died by suicide, according to SDSO.

Roads in the area were reopened shortly after.

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