Barricade Situation Ends in Covina With Suspect's Arrest

COVINA (CNS) - A suspect who holed up overnight inside a Covina residence finally surrendered to authorities after a sheriff's SWAT team used hot gas to force him out.

The drama, which began at a home in the 200 block of Forestdale Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday ended at some point between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following morning when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's SWAT team fired gas into the home, according to Deputy Trina Schrader.

Covina police called in the SWAT unit and negotiators to help resolve the situation.

Broadcast reports indicated the suspect was wanted vehicular manslaughter, and video showed a sheriff's bomb squad truck at the scene.

The suspect's name was not immediately released, and it was unclear if he was armed.

Some nearby residents were evacuated during the standoff.

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