POWAY, Calif. -- A man was arrested Wednesday night after barricading himself inside a home in Poway, according to sheriff's deputies.
The department received a call about a potential domestic violence incident after neighbors heard the sound of gunshots at a home on Utopia Road. When deputies arrived, 43-year-old Bryon Henry had barricaded himself inside the house and was believed to be armed.
Deputies lined the streets with guns drawn as a tense standoff began -- witnesses told FOX 5 that Henry was screaming and swearing at law enforcement.
As sheriff's negotiators tried to talk the suspect into coming out of the house, his ex-girlfriend entered the home, deputies said.
Moments later, the woman -- identified as 31-year-old Kiera Genesta -- came out with her hands up. Henry was close behind, puffing on a cigarette and yelling, but otherwise surrendering to deputies peacefully.
Deputies searched the home for weapons after they were told by neighbors that Henry had several inside.
Deputies also arrested Genesta for violating a restraining order, they said in a press release.