CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A 48-year-old domestic violence suspect who barricaded himself in a family home Sunday night surrendered Monday after a non lethal but pungent gas was pumped into the residence, police said.
The standoff in the 2400 block of Eastridge Loop began about 9:20 p.m. Sunday when the man - later identified as Omar Acosta - broke into the home looking for his ex-wife, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Eric Thunberg.
The ex-wife was not home but Acosta's two grown sons and former brother-in-law were present, Thunberg said, adding that everyone got out safely as the man barricaded himself upstairs, supposedly with a baseball bat, knives and possibly a handgun.
Just before 5 a.m., the standoff continued with police using tear gas to try to coax Acosta out. About 15 minutes later, Acosta emerged and was taken into custody, police said.
He was taken to a hospital to treat cuts and effects of the tear gas before going to jail, according to police.
Acosta allegedly attacked his ex-wife earlier in the weekend, Thunberg said.
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