LA MESA (CNS) - A 36-year-old transient who allegedly caused about $6,000 in damage to a La Mesa motel room and threatened police officers was arrested early Sunday, police said.
Police were called out to the Motel 6 at 7621 Alvarado Road about 10:10 p.m. Saturday. Employees told officers an occupant was not responding to calls or knocks on the door and water flowed from his room and damaged the room below, police said.
Patrol officers tried to contact the occupant but received no response.
They tried to enter the room but the door was secured with an interior latch and could only be opened a few inches, police said.
The door was barricaded with furniture and wires were attached to the interior doorknob and officers could not see where they led, police said.
Officers heard someone inside moaning and heard a person yelling "Don't come in, I have a gun," police said.
The area around the room was secured and the La Mesa Police Department Special Response Team was called out, who then used a flash bang diversionary device about 1 a.m. and entered the room, police said.
Seth Sepulvado was found alone inside the destroyed room and allegedly threatened police. No weapons or explosives were found, police said.
Sepulvado was arrested without incident for suspicion of threatening a peace officer and felony vandalism, police said.
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