Man accused of attacking cop, leading chase arrested after SWAT standoff

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SAN DIEGO — A SWAT team surrounded a Logan Heights home and authorities shut down streets for several hours Friday morning as police tried to arrest a man accused of assaulting a cop and leading a recent police chase.

The standoff came to an end at the home on Ocean View Boulevard near South Evans Street around 12:30 p.m. after two men surrendered peacefully and were taken into custody.

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One of the suspects was identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Gutierrez. Gutierrez was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer on May 19, and then leading a high-speed, wrong-way pursuit on local freeways Thursday, San Diego Police Department said.

The other man was identified as 28-year-old John Mena. He was found hiding in a car at the scene, officers said, and he also had a felony warrant for his arrest, though details on his charges were not provided.

Officers said they first tried to serve the warrant at the house before 9 a.m. and SWAT was called in when Gutierrez holed up inside, refusing to come out. He was believed to be “armed and dangerous,” according to SDPD.

Police shut down Ocean View from South Evans to South 28th Street during the standoff. They also closed Sampson Street at Harrison Avenue.

More than a dozen police SUVs could be seen lining the residential streets, with two ambulances and two large SWAT vehicles also parked outside the house and snipers placed on a roof nearby.

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