Man Taken Into Custody After Barricading Inside Santa Ana Business With Long Gun for Hours

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Officers took a man into custody on the roof of a store in Santa Ana after an hourslong standoff Tuesday, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

Police responded to reports of a man with a long gun at a 7-Eleven store and chased him briefly before he ran into an auto shop in the area of 1st Street near Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

Employees were evacuated from the business and from surrounding shops, according to Bertagna.

Police said the man was seen going in and out of the shop several times as officers surrounded the location and tried to communicate with him.

He was ultimately taken into custody more than four hours later by a team of officers who were waiting for him when he tried to escape through the roof, video showed.

Video from the scene showed police tape blocking off an area where officers in armored vehicles can be seen with their guns drawn and pointed towards  the auto shop.

Authorities closed 1st Street in all directions between Harbor Boulevard to Jackson Street for hours.

Police have not identified the man. No injuries were reported.

No further details were immediately available.

 

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