Armed Suspect Taken Into Custody Following Standoff With Deputies

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CANYON COUNTRY (CNS) - An armed man who was barricaded inside an SUV Monday in Canyon County was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff with deputies.

The standoff in a cul-de-sac in the 19300 block of Newhouse Street began about 6:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

A sheriff's SWAT team and crisis negotiators were sent to contact the suspect, who remained inside a white SUV as a trio of sheriff's armored vehicles blocked it from moving.

The man was taken into custody about noon, the sheriff's department reported. His name was not immediately available for release.

ABC7 reported from the scene that the SUV appeared to have two flat tires, possibly from a spike strip deployed during an earlier pursuit. The station also reported that the suspect threw his weapon out of the vehicle when the armored vehicles began boxing him in.

As a precaution, homes along the 19000 block of Newhouse Street were evacuated, and evacuees were accommodated at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 19513 Drycliff St. Schools in the area remained open.

After the man was taken into custody, some evacuations continued as deputies worked to complete their investigation.

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