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A 36-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into a home in Palm Desert.

Steven Cunningham, of Palm Desert, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of residential burglary and violating a court order, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said Cunningham allegedly forced his way into a residence shortly after 5 a.m. in the 74-400 block of Santolina Drive.

According to authorities, the homeowners confronted Cunningham and he fled to his own residence nearby. Deputies responded to the home, but Cunningham refused to come out, setting of an hours-long standoff.

He eventually exited the home and was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, authorities said.

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