UPDATE: A short stand off involving a suspect barricaded inside of a residence in Apple Valley has officially ended.
At approximately 7:45 p.m. the suspect started walking towards officers staged outside the residence and peacefully turned himself in. The unidentified suspect was quickly apprehended and taken into custody without any further incident. Just prior to turning himself in the suspect could be seen walking around the outside of the residence, unarmed. 40-king reported the suspect could also be seen talking on his cell phone and at one point even sitting down while casually smoking a cigarette.
Family members waited near by with officer’s and possibly attempted to communicate with the suspect. Officers made entry into the residence and cleared it just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
AMR was called to the scene to treat a person for breathing complications, possibly an asthma attack and unrelated to the incident. The stand off lasted approximately one hour and successfully ended with no injuries. An assault rifle was located in the kitchen area of the home along with several other weapons.
BREAKING: Sheriff’s officers are staging outside a residence located in the area of Central & RoundUp way in Apple Valley, for a suspect who has barricaded himself inside of a residence and is reportedly armed with an assault weapon.
Dispatch received a call just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, from a concerned father stating his son was loading his AR-57 and would be challenging police officers.
Per scanner traffic, the suspect suffers from PTSD and has been drinking. The family also says he is depressed and don’t know what he is capable of doing. Residences in the immediate neighborhood are under a mandatory evacuation. Sheriff’s helicopter 40-king is over head assisting with aerial support; and confirmed via an onboard infrared camera the suspect was in-fact carrying an assault rifle.
Additional units have been requested to help coordinate the evacuation and to block the surrounding streets. To follow this post join VVNG with over 25,100 members.www.facebook.com/groups/victorvalleynews