Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained one suspect after he’d allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend Thursday.
The incident began around 1:45 p.m. on Robin Avenue in Saugus when deputies received an assault with a deadly weapon call, according to Lt. Jonathan Hoyt of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
“He went to ex-girlfriend’s house and pointed a gun at her,” Hoyt said.
The suspect fled the scene, returning to his apartment on the 23600 block of Newhall Avenue, and deputies set up a containment zone around 2:30 p.m., Hoyt added.
Deputies began evacuating the apartment building, using a shield and weapons to escort children and adults out of the building as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Air 5 helicopter circled overhead.
SCV Sheriff’s Station officials advised the public to avoid the area of Newhall Avenue, between Valle Del Oro and Sierra Highway, due to an active investigation taking place.
The suspect was taken into custody just after 4 p.m., and the firearm was recovered from the scene, Hoyt added.