Santa Barbara Police were engaged in a standoff Monday afternoon with a suspect in a domestic-violence incident for several hours before the man surrendered to law enforcement.
Officers were dispatched at about 12:15 p.m. to a residence on the 800 block of Cambria Way in the Hidden Valley area, according to Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale.
“Multiple officers are on scene, and a crisis negotiation response team is actively working on having the suspect surrender,” Ragsdale told Noozhawk at the time.
At about 1:50 p.m., the department’s SWAT team responded to the scene along with its Bearcat armored vehicle, and K-9 teams also were called in.
“The male suspect involved refused to exit the residence once police arrived,” Ragsdale said.
Police contacted the man by phone and repeatedly attempted to get him to surrender and leave the residence, according to emergency radio traffic.
The suspect left the home and was taken into a police vehicle at about 2:30 p.m., Noozhawk staff writer Serena Guentz reported from the scene.
The suspect was described as a 64-year-old Santa Barbara resident, but police did not release his name.
He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of felony domestic battery, Ragsdale said, with bail set at $50,000.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Residents of the cul de sac were advised to shelter in place during the law enforcement response, and others were asked to stay out of the area.