Some Canyon Country residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday as Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a suspect barricaded in a home in the area following a family disturbance.
The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. on the 18000 block of Delight Street, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Deputies quickly responded to the scene of the reported family disturbance after a third-party witness saw the fight, ran out of the house and called the police from a neighbor’s house, according to Sgt. Brian Shreves of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
The suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Alexander Thomas Weyermann, reportedly made statements about having a firearm and not wanting to go to jail, leading deputies to set up a containment of the area and begin evacuations of immediate surrounding residences for their safety, according to Shreves and Navarro-Suarez.
A Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Special Enforcement Bureau personnel and a Bearcat, along with an ambulance and Los Angeles County Fire Department Engine, could be seen staged at the scene through the incident.
After a two-hour standoff with deputies, Weyermann reportedly surrendered and was taken into custody at the scene, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of SIB.
Delight Street was closed between Bakerton and Bernina avenues for the duration of the incident as deputies negotiated with the suspect, Navarro-Suarez added.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, according to Navarro-Suarez.
A firearm was taken from the house, but does not appear to be connected to the incident, Shreves added.
Weyermann was arrested on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to L.A. County arrest records.
He was known to the Sheriff’s Station for various charges since 2006, including multiple battery charges and drug charges, among others, according to Shreves. The suspect also had three arrests in the last year, according to records obtained by The Signal from the city of Santa Clarita.