Loma Linda, CA: Hostage barricade standoff ends with armed suspect surrendering and hostage safe.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at around 8:22am PT on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, an armed suspect barricaded himself with a hostage for hours inside a home near New Jersey Street and Romero Road in Loma Linda, California.
Deputies responded to a report of a man, a parolee, armed with a long gun.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Enforcement Division responded to the residence and a command post was set up.
SWAT Team arrived as the area was secured and nearby residents were evacuated.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, SWAT Team confirmed an adult female being held against her will inside the residence with the barricaded suspect.
At around 5:30pm PT, negotiations with law enforcement were successfully able to get the barricaded suspect to surrender himself.
The hostage was recovered and is safe.
** Pictures from Photojournalist Alex Vasquez of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **