4:45 p.m.: The suspect is now being booked at the SCV Sheriff’s Station, according to Sgt. Chris Maurizi, the watch sergeant.
“The SWAT team surrounded the house, made several call-outs, deployed some diversionary devices and the suspect woke up, essentially, and walked out and gave himself up around 2 p.m.,” Maurizi said.
The suspect, Robert Mount, 52, of Newhall, is being charged initially with domestic violence, Maurizi said.
“A domestic violence incident occurred this morning between him and his wife, and as a result of that incident, he barricaded himself inside a house with a firearm,” Maurizi said. “The victim is not injured nor is anyone else who was there.”
Further charges including weapons charges may be added after detectives complete their investigation and present evidence to the District Attorney, he said.
2 p.m.: The incident has been resolved peacefully, according to an update from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The suspect came out of the house and is in custody, and the neighborhood is safe.
“He gave himself up,” said Sgt. Chris Maurizi of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Maurizi said the suspect is being transported to the station now for booking. He did not know what charges would be filed, if any.
1:36 p.m.: The situation remains unchanged, according to Deputy O’Brian of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
The Special Enforcement Bureau’s Special Weapons Team has assumed command of the tactical response and the Crisis Negotiation Team is on the scene in an attempt to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion.
11:28 a.m.: “We’re at an armed barricaded suspect call,” according to an update from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s social media.
The surrounding homes were evacuated for the safety of the residents, according to officials.
Deputies from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau are investigating a reported domestic dispute this morning in the 25200 block of De Wolfe Road in Newhall, according to station officials.
“We received the call at 7:45 this morning,” said Sgt. Wayne Waterman of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
“All we know is there was a domestic dispute at the location,” he said.
“There’s a possible barricaded suspect at the location, but we cannot verify that he is in the location. We were told there was, but we’re still checking that fact,” he said.
“Right now they’re holding a containment around the location and making call-ups to the location,” he said.
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