A man holed up inside a Lake Forest home after allegedly attacking another man ended his eight-hour standoff this morning, surrendering without incident. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man holed up inside a Lake Forest home after allegedly attacking another man ended his eight-hour standoff Saturday morning, surrendering without incident. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A man holed up inside a Lake Forest home after allegedly attacking another man ended his eight-hour standoff Saturday morning, surrendering without incident.

Deputies were called at 12:45 a.m. to a home in the 24000 block of Bunburry Drive on a report of a fight in progress,  said Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. John Roche.

“Deputies responded to the location and found one man injured laying outside the home,” Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Gill said. “His suspected attacker had gone inside the home and refused to surrender to the deputies.”

The injury, a head wound, was not life-threatening, Roche said.

A sheriff’s SWAT unit was called to the scene and set up a perimeter outside, Gill said. Negotiators were also brought to the location to work out the man’s peaceful surrender.

Sheriff’s personnel evacuated some nearby residences.

The standoff ended at about 8:45 a.m. when the suspect surrendered and some other occupants inside the home were let out.

“We didn’t want to rush a barricaded situation because there were (other) people,” Roche said.

The suspect was arrested and it was not immediately known if he was armed, he said.

—City News Service

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