City Heights standoff ends with suspect in custody

SAN DIEGO -- A standoff between San Diego police and a domestic violence suspect that began Sunday afternoon in the City Heights neighborhood has ended, authorities said.

Officers were called to a home near 42nd and Dwight streets at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of domestic violence, according to Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.

According to authorities, a woman called police around 9 a.m. alleging that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her and threatened to kill her with a knife. She said the assault happened close to the North Park Recreation Center. After police arrived, the victim was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Police and SWAT officers surrounded the home when the suspect refused to come out.

After about three hours, police were able to take him into custody.

The suspect faces a number of charges, including sexual assault.

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