The standoff with a man believed armed inside a house in Newhall ended peacefully Wednesday after about four hours.
Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station – who had called in heavily-armed tactical members of the Special Enforcement Bureau – posted the peaceful resolve on their social media accounts.
“Good news,”” the posting reads. “The barricaded suspect situation on the 25200 block of De Wolfe Road in Newhall has been resolved peacefully. Suspect came out and is in custody. Neighborhood safe.”
The sheriff’s posting closed with a “thumbs up” emoji.
Shortly after 10 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a domestic disturbance call, Sgt. Ron Price told The Signal.
Homes near a house on the 25200 block of De Wolfe Road near Evans Avenue were evacuated, Dep. Guillermina Saldana, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release issued Wednesday morning.
Deputies immediately began setting up a command center at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Peachland Avenue, he said.
“This was a situation on De Wolfe,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station said. “The SEB (Special Enforcement Bureau) has been called out.”
It is the hope of deputies that the standoff can be resolved through negotiation.
“The SEB Special Weapons Team has assumed command of the tactical response and the Crisis Negotiation Team is on scene to help bring the situation to a peaceful resolution,” Saldana wrote in her news release.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s SEB unit is responsible for handling high-risk tactical operations involving barricaded suspects, hostage situations, and high-risk warrant services. The heavily-armed SEB unit is similar to the image many people have of a SWAT team.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station at (661) 255-1121. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website https://lacrimestoppers.org
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