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SWAT Standoff in Carlsbad

SWAT Standoff in Carlsbad
An apparently suicidal man was taken into custody at a Carlsbad home early today following a five-hour standoff with the SWAT team, police said. The incident began Monday night around 11:30 at the 7100 block of Sitio Bahia after the man's relatives called police to report a 31-year-old male told his mother and brother that he wanted to kill himself. 

Carlsbad police wrote in a press release, "The subject reportedly took a large amount of prescription medication and consumed a large amount of alcohol. He then went to his bedroom where he kept firearms and told his family members that he wanted to have a violent confrontation with the police department. The family members became fearful and hid in the residence."

Shortly after 2 a.m., police set off a diversionary flash-bang grenade and took the man into custody without further incident. 

No one was injured during the incident. The subject was transported to Tri-City Medical Center for an evaluation.


–City News Service and Carlsbad Police contributed to this report

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