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Suspect Detained After 4-hour-long Barstow Standoff

BARSTOW – A 28-year-old man was taken into custody last Wednesday after a 4-hour long standoff, officials said. At around 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2016, police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Church Street to conduct a welfare check on the subject who had a gun. The subject told the reporting party that he would kill himself and anyone who attempted to stop him. Upon police arrival, and the subject walked out of the home, and into the front yard with a gun visible in his waistband,

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, who ran back inside his home to barricade himself. Officers surrounded the home and requested a response from  the Barstow Police Department’s Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team. Finally, the negotiations came to an end four hours later, when the suspect exited his home and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. The case has been sent to the San Bernardino County District Attorney Office for possible prosecution for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Officer J. Silva at the Barstow Police Department (760) 256-2211.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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