Man Sleeps Through SWAT Standoff, Surrenders Peacefully

A man wanted by San Diego Police apparently slept inside a Clairemont home Tuesday while police in tactical gear were stationed outside, demanding he surrender.

Two girls, ages 3 and 8 years old, were inside the home near Lakehurst Avenue at the time and also slept through the police action, officials said.

SDPD officials say the suspect had threatened his girlfriend with a knife.

She left the home at 11 p.m. and called police.

SDPD and SWAT were called and staged a five-hour standoff. A flash bang awakened the man. Soon after, he exited the home on crutches and was taken into custody without incident.

Officers say the man never threatened the safety of the children. The girls were returned to their mother.

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