VISTA (CBS 8) - A nearly four-hour SWAT stand-off with a wanted armed fugitive holed up in a motel room in Vista Thursday evening ended peacefully just before 11 p.m.
An anonymous tip had led authorities to the La Quinta Inn off Sycamore Avenue in Vista, where fugitive Jeremiah Figueroa had been spotted. The 31-year-old had been wanted for armed robbery at an AM-PM Mini-mart on May 14, according to deputies, and was also wanted for questioning in connection with other alleged crimes in Vista.
SWAT officers arriving on the scene set up a perimeter, evacuated several nearby businesses, and then tried to establish contact with Figueroa, who had barricaded himself inside his second-floor motel room.
SWAT team members used a flash bang, along with other tactics, to try to convince Figueroa to surrender. He eventually did give himself up peacefully, with no injuries to himself or others.
Figueroa will be booked in to the Vista Detention Facility.
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