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Man with 8 Year-old Boy in Apartment Arrested after SWAT Stand-off in Encinitas

Encinitas CA— A man is under arrest following a SWAT standoff in Encinitas. Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Carol View Drive just after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.

Upon arriving on scene, deputies encountered a man with a rifle inside an apartment with an eight-year-old child. The man refused to come out, but deputies continued to talk to the suspect.
The Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED/SWAT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist with the incident. The suspect refused to come out of the apartment despite repeated
calls to surrender. Deputies, with the help of the CNT, were able to convince the suspect to drop his rifle. That gave SED/SWAT Deputies the opportunity to use less lethal “bean bag” rounds on the
suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody with minor injuries. The boy was not hurt.

The apartment complex was briefly evacuated during the standoff. The SDSO appreciate the community’s cooperation during the incident.