Man Prompts Hourslong Standoff After Allegedly Threatening Father With Knife in La Verne

A barricade situation in La Verne ended peacefully Thursday morning when the suspect, who had allegedly threatened his father with a knife, surrendered to a SWAT team several hours later.

The incident began about 12:40 a.m. at the Copacabana Mobile Home Park in the 2700 block of Arrow Highway.

Officers responded to the domestic dispute call involving a man who allegedly threatened to kill his father and son, Lavern Police Department Lt. Sam Gonzalez said.

The father and the 11-year-old boy fled to a bedroom, hid, and then were rescued through a window by police, according to a Police Department news release.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Felipe Renteria, barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out.

The suspect’s father told authorities his son had come home upset but he had no idea why.

Residents in the immediate area were asked to evacuate during the standoff, Gonzalez said.

At one point during the standoff, Renteria went outside at the request of officers, but then went back inside and locked the doors, the news release stated.

A SWAT team eventually got Renteria out of the home without incident, Gonzalez stated in an email that was sent just after 6 a.m.

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