Suspect in San Ysidro Stabbing Arrested After Overnight SWAT Standoff

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A man who allegedly stabbed another man in the head and barricaded himself inside a residence in the Otay Ranch area for several hours was taken into custody without incident Tuesday, police said.

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The suspect stabbed a man in the head shortly before 8:15 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Avenida de la Cruz in San Ysidro, San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster said.

A man who attempted to break up a fight between a man and a woman was stabbed in the head by the suspect, Foster said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Foster said.

When police responded to the stabbing scene, the suspect drove away in a black car and struck at least one parked car as he fled, Foster said.

Officers followed the car to an apartment in the 2000 block of Cilantro Way, located off Eastlake Parkway, where the suspect barricaded himself inside an apartment with another person inside, Foster said.

Officers tried to call the man out of the apartment via a loudspeaker and got no response. A SWAT team was sent to the location, Foster said.

At least one flash bang grenade was deployed, but the man did not exit the home, Foster said.

SWAT officers sent a robot into the home to search for the man, but he was not immediately located, 10News reported. It was believed the man was hidden in a crawlspace at the time.

Officers entered the residence around 5:30 a.m. and took the suspect into custody without incident, Foster said.

Updated at 10:10 a.m. Sept. 4, 2018

— City News Service

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