SAN DIEGO – An officer was taken to a hospital during a SWAT standoff in North Park Friday afternoon, San Diego police said.
The standoff in the 2500 block of Vancouver Avenue began with a call to police reporting an unruly neighbor who had been throwing glass bottles from a balcony, Lt. Adam Sharki told FOX 5.
The officer was transported after a woman, identified as 59-year-old Carol Cauvreau, threw oil at the officer’s face, according to police. The officer suffered second degree burns to his head, face, neck and arms. Police believe his eyes were saved from serious injury because of the glasses he was wearing.
Around 6:15 p.m., SWAT officers deployed tear gas to smoke out the woman inside the home.
Officials say that the woman was taken into custody after nearly nine hours of negotiating by the SWAT team.
Sharki said the woman was charged on an active felony without a no bail warrant for her arrest for violating the conditions of her probation, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, leading officers on a pursuit, restraining order violations, criminal threats and assault on a police officer.
The woman also will undergo a psychological evaluation with the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team before being sent in front of a judge to answer a long list of charges against her.