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SWAT standoff ends in Long Beach

August 15, 2011 |  9:28 am

Bix A standoff between the Long Beach Police Department's SWAT team and a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident ended about 8 a.m. Monday, police said.

Long Beach police received a call about 3:40 a.m. reporting an incident at a home in the 6400 block of Bixby Terrace Drive, department spokeswoman Lisa Massacani said.

The suspect barricaded himself inside the house when officers first responded to the scene.

After officers learned the man had an “extensive” criminal background and was possibly armed, the SWAT team was called in just before 5 a.m., Massacani said.

Initial verbal negotiations were unsuccessful and a few neighboring residences were evacuated as a safety precaution, but the suspect surrendered without incident and was taken into custody about 8 a.m.

No one else was inside the house at the time.

The relationship between the suspect and the alleged domestic violence victim was not clear, Massacani said. The man’s name was not immediately released because he had not been booked.

The alleged victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Massacani said. The woman had obtained a restraining order against the man.

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Image: Map shows location of a standoff between the SWAT team and a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident. Source: Google Maps

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