Armed Man Surrenders After Hourslong Standoff With SWAT Team at Lake Los Angeles Home: Authorities

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An infrared image shows the scene of a standoff in Lake Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2015. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

A 35-year-old armed man was arrested and his family members were unharmed Monday after an hourslong standoff involving the suspect and a SWAT team at a home in the Antelope Valley, authorities said.

Deputies responded about 8:30 a.m. to a call regarding a family disturbance at a Lake Los Angeles residence in the 40900 block of 161st Street East, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

After the deputies arrived, Juan Sandoval barricaded himself inside the home and refused to allow four relatives to leave, according to the news release.

Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau and crisis negotiation teams were summoned to the scene, where the latter convinced Sandoval to peacefully surrender after about six hours, the department said.

No one was injured in the incident, which culminated in Sandoval’s arrest and the return of neighboring residents to their homes.

Authorities did not specify the type of weapon with which the suspect was allegedly armed.

Anyone with information about the episode was asked to call the sheriff’s Lancaster station at 661-948-8466.

Those who wish to provide information anonymously may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-8477, or texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.

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