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An intruder remained inside a Monrovia home for nearly eight hours Tuesday before being forced out by tear gas fired by a sheriff’s Special Weapons Team.

The stranger, who may have had a knife, confronted a woman in the house in the 2300 block of California Avenue, deputies with the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said.

Deputies were notified about the intruder about 10:30 a.m., and the woman got out of the home unharmed, deputies said.

The suspect was taken into custody about 6 p.m. As of 6:20 p.m., deputies were still “clearing the house.”

Deputies said the man would be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon when arrested.

City News Service

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