A man was taken into custody Monday after an hourslong armed standoff with deputies in Santa Clarita’s Canyon Country neighborhood.

The standoff began around 6:20 a.m. in the 19300 block of Newhouse Street where the suspect “barricaded” himself inside his vehicle with a weapon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials said the suspect was wanted for an armed robbery and the standoff occurred after a pursuit.

Sky5 video showed several armored police vehicles surrounding two white SUVs in a cul-de-sac. Homes in the 19000 block of Newhouse Street were evacuated as a precaution, officials said.

  • Canyon Country Standoff
  • Canyon Country Standoff

Around 12:15 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department tweeted that the suspect had been taken into custody, but evacuation orders remained in place due to the investigation.

The standoff unfolded a short distance from Sierra Vista Junior High and Canyon Springs Community Elementary School; however, schools remained in session, the department said.