Man suspected of domestic violence surrenders after 5-hour standoff

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A 28-year-old man suspected of domestic violence surrendered to deputies after a nearly five-hour standoff at a Valley Center home, authorities said Monday.

The incident started when a woman texted her mother to report she had been the victim of domestic violence and the woman’s mother called 911 to relay the report to California Highway Patrol dispatchers. The call was then transferred to sheriff’s deputies around 6:20 p.m. Sunday and they responded to a home on Red Hawk Road near Circle R Drive, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Ted Greenawald

When deputies arrived, the woman and her children came out of the home and she was taken to a hospital for treatment, Greenawald said, adding that the extent of her injuries was not immediately available.

The man inside the home ignored deputies’ calls for him to come out and refused to pick up his phone when crisis negotiators called, the lieutenant said.

The department’s Special Enforcement Detail was eventually called to the scene because deputies believed the man had access to weapons inside the home, Greenawald said.

Around 11:15 p.m., the 28-year-old man, whose name was not immediately available, came out of the home and was taken into custody, he said.

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