Young girls sleep through 4-hour standoff between dad and cops

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A four-hour standoff in Clairemont ended peacefully early Tuesday when a man who had allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend turned himself in to police.

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SAN DIEGO – A four-hour standoff in Clairemont ended peacefully early Tuesday when a man who had allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend turned himself in to police.

Officers were called to the 3700 block of Lakehurst Avenue at around 11 p.m. Monday to investigate a domestic disturbance.

The man's girlfriend told police that he threatened to kill her and held a knife to his own throat while threatening to kill himself. She ran out of the home, but their two daughters had gone to bed before the fight and remained inside with their father.

Heavily armed SWAT officers surrounded the home. After several hours, the man came out of the home on crutches and was taken into custody. No one was injured during the standoff.

Police went inside the home and woke up the two girls, who had slept through the entire ordeal.

"The kids were asleep the whole time. They didn't hear any of the altercation," an officer told FOX 5. "They went to bed, and when we brought them out it was the first they knew of any altercation."

The man faces charges including misdemeanor battery.

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