The estranged husband of a woman stabbed to death in her Santa Clarita area home was taken into custody Thursday evening following an hours-long standoff with authorities in Gorman.
The stabbing occurred about 5:10 a.m. in the 22800 block of Fir Court, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman died at a hospital, according to the sheriff’s department. She was identified in multiple broadcast reports as Michelle Dorsey.
Sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall told CBS2, “Prior to dying, she identified her estranged husband, who we are naming as James Matthew Dorsey, as the person who stabbed her.”
Dorsey, 41, of Washington, fled the area in his wife’s 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which was found by authorities about 6:30 p.m. near Gorman. He was believed to be armed with a large knife and barricaded himself in the car.
About 10:10 p.m., the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau tweeted “SWAT Operation for an armed homicide suspect barricaded in a vehicle near Gorman has concluded. Suspect in custody.”
The station reported that two children were in the home at the time of the attack.
“The information we have right now is that he’s not even living in the state, and they were certainly estranged, he’s not even welcome at the house — he probably forced his way through the door at the back,” Hall said.
A GoFundMe page was established for the victim’s sons and had raised more than $8,400 of its $25,000 goal.