Man barricades himself inside home in El Cajon

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EL CAJON, Calif. - Police asked residents in El Cajon to stay inside Sunday evening as they investigated a report of a man barricaded inside his home.

El Cajon police went to the 600 block of N. Pierce Street around 6:30 p.m. to help firefighters who had responded to a report of a fire burning in a backyard.  A person appeared to had set a pile of trash on fire, Heartland Fire Department official said. When they arrived, the called police for assistance.

A witness said an upset man may have threatened authorities before barricading himself in a home.

El Cajon police tweeted at 6:45 p.m. telling people in the area to stay away.

At 8:20 p.m., the man came out of the house and was in police custody.

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