SWAT standoff ends in Spring Valley after prompting road closures

Several streets and a freeway on-ramp in Spring Valley were temporarily closed Monday afternoon due to a SWAT standoff at a motel.

San Diego Sheriff's deputies said they responded to a call about a stabbing at around 11 a.m. on the 9600 block of Campo Road. When they arrived, a man was found with minor stab injuries to his hand and a suspect was holed up inside a motel room, SDSO said in a tweet.

A Crisis Negotiation Team was called to try to end the standoff peacefully, the agency said. Out of an abundance of caution, SDSO said several other motel guests were ordered to stay in their rooms during the incident.

Just after 4 p.m., about four hours into the SWAT standoff, the suspect was taken into custody, SDSO said.

A search warrant was obtained by Rancho San Diego Sheriff's investigators and found three handguns, as well as numerous parts and tools to build AR-15 rifles, SDSO said.

After investigators obtained a search warrant, they found three handguns, as well as numerous parts and tools to build AR-15 rifles.

The suspect, identified as Roger Bell, was arrested and booked on numerous charges, including assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment.

As a result of the standoff Campo Road was closed at Hollyhock Lane, Rogers Road and Kenwood Drive. The on-ramp to State Route-94 from Kenwood Drive was also closed but both were expected to be reopened by 4 p.m., SDSO said.

No other information was available.

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