An armed man who had barricaded himself in a Loma Linda home with a woman Wednesday has surrendered, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.
The incident was reported about 8:20 a.m. near Barton Road and New Jersey Street.
Cindy Bachman, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s department, tweeted that the man is a parolee and is armed with a long gun.
Officials were making announcements to the man and later discovered a woman is inside the home and is “being held against her will,” the sheriff’s department tweeted.
It is unclear why the man barricaded himself or what he is on parole for, but he peacefully surrendered to authorities about 5:45 p.m. The woman who he had taken hostage was also safe.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 29, 2016
Barricaded subj. in Loma Linda; Making PA announcements to Adult male armed with a long gun, Parolee at Large, SED onscene
— Cindy Bachman (@SBCSDcbachman) December 28, 2016
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 28, 2016
— Captain John Walker (@SBCSDjwalker) December 28, 2016