San Diego

Woman arrested after hourslong standoff at Nestor apartment complex

The suspect was reported to be armed with a knife, chasing people and stabbing a door, according to the San Diego Police Department

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A woman was arrested early Thursday after an hourslong SWAT standoff at a Nestor apartment complex, police said.

The woman was believed to be connected to an assault with a deadly weapon, which was reported in the area of Nestor Avenue and Hollister Street just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The suspect was reported to be armed with a knife, chasing people and stabbing a door, SDPD Lt. Dan Meyer said, adding that there is no known relationship between the suspect and the victims she was chasing.

Officers found the suspect near the 1100 block of Nestor Avenue, but she barricaded herself inside her apartment unit, SDPD said. The surrounding units were evacuated, the department said.

Negotiations were ongoing for about three hours before the SWAT team was called in, Meyer said.

The suspect was taken into custody at around 1 a.m. on Thursday. She was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to SDPD.

No injuries were reported.

No other details were immediately available.

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