Chula Vista police cruiser. Photo Credit: So Cal Metro Flickr.

A man who claimed to have killed his wife holed up in his South Bay home Friday, prompting a daylong police standoff.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was taken into custody at the house in the 700 block of Glover Avenue in Chula Vista about 6 p.m., according to police.

Details on his arrest and the status of his spouse were not immediately available.

Officers surrounded the house in the 700 block of Glover Avenue in Chula Vista this morning.

The man inside the residence called police Thursday night to report that he had killed his spouse, but investigators were not initially able to determine exactly where he lived, CVPD Lt. Jason Deaner said.

Officers spoke to the man over the phone for a time, but early Friday afternoon, he stopped answering their calls. At that point, a SWAT team was called in, Deaner said.

As of shortly before 5 p.m., police had been trying to regain contact with the man – who was believed to possibly be armed with a gun – as SWAT personnel stood by in preparation for forcible entry if necessary.

The status of the man’s wife was unknown during the standoff, the lieutenant said.

Updated 8:50 Feb. 26, 2021

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