Man Taken Into Custody After Standoff in Riverside

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Residents in a Riverside neighborhood were asked to evacuate their homes on Friday after an alleged burglar barricaded himself in one of the houses, according to Riverside police.

Riverside-SWAT-StandoffA SWAT team was called to the home in the 1900 block of Marlborough Avenue near East La Cadena Drive to assist in the standoff.

Plain-clothes detectives responded to an initial 7:30 a.m. call about a burglary in progress, and when they arrived, the man fled, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon by the Riverside Police Department.

The suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Andres Lugo of Riverside, approached a resident who was outside her home with a toddler, saying police were chasing him, the news release stated.

Lugo allegedly entered the woman’s home and called 911 to say he was armed with a handgun, according to police. Authorities set up a perimeter around the home and broadcast into the house, attempting to get Lugo out, police said.

He exited the house and was taken into custody without incident at about 12:40 p.m., police said.

Video from the scene showed officers talking to a man as he sat on the front lawn of a home. He was led away in handcuffs a short time later.

Lugo was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of burglary, attempted burglary, felony vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.


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