Shots Fired, Suspect Barricaded in Lancaster

LANCASTER (CNS) - Shots were fired and a man barricaded himself in a Lancaster home today when agents came to the house after the suspect missed a court appearance where he was expected to plead guilty to a child pornography charge.

The barricade situation began about 11:40 a.m. in the 43600 block of Santa Rosa Circle, according to Deputy Armando Viera Jr. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Information Bureau.

The suspect was identified as 57-year-old Daniel Zekoll, who was due to plead guilty to a federal child pornography charge, according to NBC4.

Shots were heard coming from the house when agents went to the home because the suspect missed a court date, a sheriff's sergeant told a news photographer at the scene.

A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were on hand trying to bring the standoff to a close without further incident, Viera said.

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