Santee SWAT Standoff Ends in Arrest

Male suspect was believed to have hostage, knife: sheriffs

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Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Wednesday morning in Santee after about a five-hour standoff that involved a female possible hostage.

Sean Arevelo, 32, was believed to have a knife at 10111 Chantilly Ct., and authorities said he threatened to kill everyone in the house and sheriff's officers when a patrol officer arrived on scene after 5 a.m.

The standoff ended after 10 a.m.

The woman, whom may have been a hostage, has previously filed a restraining order against Arevelo, sheriffs said. She was not believed to be injured.

Arevelo does not live at the residence and could be a transient, sheriffs said.

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