Sheriff’s SWAT Team. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

A probationer refused to open his door to deputies serving a weapons-related search warrant at his eastern San Diego County home Tuesday, prompting a three-hour SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.

Special weapons and tactics personnel arrived at the residence in the 4600 block of Park Lane in Alpine about 7:30 a.m. to serve 40-year-old Joshua Havins with the court order, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Havins refused to exit the house, ignoring all attempts at contact until about 10:30 a.m., when he finally walked out and surrendered without further resistance, the agency reported.

Deputies then served Havins with the warrant — which stemmed from reports of a man firing a gun at the home last month — and conducted their search, finding handguns, assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to sheriff’s officials.

Havins, who is prohibited from owning firearms due to his status as a probationer, was booked into San Diego Central Jail on various firearms-related charges.

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