UPDATE @ 9:40 pm – The suspect was taken into custody without incident. and San Bernardino County Fire was requested to check on him.
UPDATE @ 9:10 pm – Several large bangs were heard. They were believed to have been less than lethal rounds.
HELENDALE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have surrounded a residence in the community of Helendale where a man is barricaded inside.
Neighbors of the small lake and golf course community were alarmed when a sheriff’s aviation helicopter was hovering very low over the 27400 block of Outrigger Lane on Thursday afternoon.
Residents said they could hear announcements being made over a loud intercom advising the suspect to come out with his hands up.
Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman told VVNG police responded to the location reference a domestic situation and now there is a barricaded male.
Witnesses at the scene said a mother and her daughter were seen safely exiting from the residence.
Bachman said officials don’t believe that anyone else is in the home with the barricaded man.
“It is an active scene and deputies are attempting to contact him,” stated Bachman.
People familiar with the incident said this is the result of a bad breakup and the male inside is named Ryan Bomgaars aka “skip” and he’s in his 40’s.
People are advised to avoid this area as the sheriff’s SWAT team are on scene and several roads in the vicinity are closed. Residents in the immediate area are encouraged to stay indoors.
This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.