San Diego, CA – Police officers and the SWAT team are engaged in an armed standoff with a 10-year-old boy on Thursday at a home in southeast San Diego.
Police said the incident began at about 9:10 a.m. on March 5 when the boy grabbed a hammer and a knife and barricaded himself inside a shed behind his family’s home on Boston Avenue near 40th Street, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Then the child fired off several rounds from a shotgun at police officers.
The SWAT team and crisis negotiators have responded to the scene and police evacuated the residents of one nearby home, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“We have a juvenile who barricaded himself in a shed,” San Diego Police Officer Billy Hernandez told KSWB. “He has a knife and a shotgun.”
Officers have blocked roads around the home and as they continued to call for the boy to come out of the shed, KSWB reported.
It wasn’t known how the 10 year old got his stash of weapons, and what more he might have.
Update: Police announced that the suspect was taken into custody without injury at about 11:30 a.m. local time.
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