A man wanted by police barricaded himself in an Escondido home after officers spotted him Saturday morning, triggering a SWAT standoff that continued into the afternoon.
Police began following a man wanted for several felony warrants around 10:30 a.m. while he was driving near the intersection of El Norte Parkway and Broadway, Escondido Police Lt. Mark Petersen said.
The man fled, leading police on a chase before ditching his car and entering the back door of a home in a neighborhood near 13th Avenue and Juniper Street, Petersen said.
The residents were home at the time but were able to escape unharmed. The man barricaded windows and doors of the home and refused to come out.
SWAT officers were called in, and police were attempting to negotiate with the man to get him to come out of the home as of 1:15 p.m., Petersen said
–City News Service
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