The incident began about 6 p.m. Monday when officers on patrol spotted the suspect carrying a weapon in the area and he fled on foot to the residence in the 2200 block of south Oak Street, said Santa Ana police Sgt. Julian Rodriguez.
Sometime after 2 a.m., SWAT officers fired tear gas canisters and the flash-bang grenade into the home and took him into custody at 2:26 a.m., the sergeant said. The officers rushed into the home after detonating the flash- bang grenade, which is intended to distract, a news videographer reported from the scene.
Orange County Fire Authority paramedics treated the suspect for tear gas exposure before he was taken to jail, according to the videographer.
No injuries were reported, Rodriguez said. It appeared the man was alone inside the home. An investigation was underway to determine why the man barricaded himself into the home and to confirm he was armed.
—Staff and wire reports
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