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Fugitive Holes Up in Lomita-Area Home, Prompts SWAT Standoff


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A San Diego Police negotiation vehicle. Courtesy SDPD

A man with a warrant out for his arrest holed up in a Lomita-area home Tuesday and refused to surrender when federal agents tried to contact him, prompting a several-hour law enforcement standoff that ended in the suspect’s peaceful surrender.

U.S. Marshals Service personnel tracked down the man, who was believed to be armed, at the residence in the 100 block of Royal Oak Drive in the mid-afternoon, according to the San Diego Police Department.

After the suspect ignored repeated orders to give himself up, the agents notified the SDPD, which sent in a SWAT team and crisis negotiators.

The stalemate continued until about 5:30 p.m., when the suspect, whose name was not immediately available, peacefully surrendered, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Adam Sharki said.

The man was being sought on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and committing some kind of “pretrial violation,” the lieutenant said.

City News Service contributed to this article.


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