Parolee arrested after hours-long standoff

SAN DIEGO -- A wanted parolee holed up inside a Sherman Heights home was arrested Tuesday evening after an hours-long standoff.

The standoff started around 3 p.m. at the home on Imperial Avenue and 19th Street. Officers believed the man was alone inside the two-story home. Emergency negotiators and a SWAT team joined police outside the home around 6 p.m.

The suspect, 24-year-old Francisco Barrega, was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. It was not known what crime he was on parole for, but police said he had multiple parole violations, including being in possession of weapons and allegedly selling drugs.

Both roads were closed in the immediate area and some surrounding apartments were evacuated as a precaution, San Diego Police Department said.

At one point, officers were seen patting down two men and questioning two men, but the standoff continued even after they were detained. It wasn't immediately clear if they were connected to the parolee in any way.

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