Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies converged on a Goleta condominium complex on Wednesday after a man was seriously wounded in a stabbing.
The alleged attacker was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff.
The incident began shortly after 7 a.m. at the Encina Royale seniors community on Encina Road, a block east of North Fairview Avenue, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Raquel Zick.
“When deputies arrived, they found an adult male victim near a bus stop with severe lacerations,” Zick said.
At 10 a.m., Zick told Noozhawk that the female suspect — identified as Kebrina Alvarez, 31 — was inside one of the condo units, and crisis negotiators were trying to get her to surrender.
Nearly an hour later, she reported that Alvarez had been “safely taken into custody” after deputies obtained a warrant and entered the residence.
Zick said Alvarez was taken to the hospital for evaluation before being booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
She remained in custody Thursday, with bail set at $50,000.
She added that Alvarez and the man were known to each other, “and this was not a random attack.”
She did not provide details of their relationship, or the circumstances of the attack.
The neighboring condominium units were evacuated while deputies worked to take the woman into custody.
Two armored Bearcat vehicles, a SWAT team, and a K-9 unit were dispatched to the scene to assist on the incident, which resulted in a one-block area being shut down.
The public was asked to avoid the area.
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