A convicted felon was arrested Friday following a several-hour standoff in Palm Springs.
Police responded to a domestic violence call about 7:30 a.m. in the 300 block of West Santa Elena Road, according to Palm Springs Police Department Lt. William Hutchinson.
Members of the Desert Regional SWAT Team — comprised of members of various local police departments — were then sent to the scene.
“SWAT officers worked for several hours to negotiate with a subject who was acting erratically,” according to a police statement posted at 12:30 p.m. “After several hours and unsuccessful attempts to get the suspect to surrender, SWAT officers deployed tear gas into the location.”
Only the suspect, identified as Bruce Lombardi of Palm Springs, was holed up inside by the time SWAT officers arrived, Hutchinson said. The initial call indicated a woman was also at the home at that time, but police released no further information.
Lombardi was booked at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and resisting arrest, Hutchinson said.
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