Suspects in custody after standoff with deputies

The Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau was called to the scene of a barricaded suspect on Springbrook Avenue on March 30, 2024. Oscar Sol/The Signal
The Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau was called to the scene of a barricaded suspect on Springbrook Avenue on March 30, 2024. Oscar Sol/The Signal
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau personnel responded Saturday morning to assist Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies with a report of an armed, barricaded suspect after an assault with a deadly weapon incident.  

After an hourslong standoff on Springbrook Avenue, the incident ended with all three of the suspects being taken into custody shortly before noon, according to reports from the scene. 

The incident started with a report of an assault with a deadly weapon involving three adults. Two of the suspects barricaded themselves, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station Capt. Justin Diez.  

The suspects barricaded themselves in a nearby warehouse, Deputy Villalobos, a watch deputy with the SCV Sheriff’s Station who declined to provide her first name, confirmed on Monday morning.  

“One suspect surrendered immediately upon Special Enforcement Bureau making announcements. Two suspects surrendered after chemical agents were deployed,” said a Nixle alert issued by the LASD on Saturday evening.  

The SEB, which is the Sheriff’s Department’s equivalent of a SWAT team, was called to the scene to assist deputies at approximately 5:30 a.m. 

A deputy at the scene said the incident was initially reported at approximately 3:30 a.m. on the 25500 block of Springbrook Avenue. The area consists mostly of commercial and industrial structures. 

“SEB personnel will assume tactical command and Crisis Negotiation Team will attempt to make contact with the suspect to bring this to a peaceful resolution,” said a Nixle alert issued by the LASD on Saturday morning. 

All suspects were arrested after SEB used tear gas to force them out, Diez said after the incident ended.  

One black semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene, Deputy Kabrina Borbon said in an email to The Signal on Monday afternoon.  

“The area was deemed safe, and all neighborhood evacuees were allowed to return to their homes,” said the updated Nixle alert.  

Two of the male suspects were cited and released, while one remains in custody, wrote Borbon in the email on Monday afternoon.  

Borbon could not immediately provide any additional information about the suspects’ arrest charges. 

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills Station at 818-878-1808. 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 on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org. 

Oscar Sol contributed to this report. 

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